The BCCI lately broadcasted the change of T20 World cup 2021 to be held in UAE as an alternative of India by observing the Covid-19 pandemic condition in the country. The BCCI will endure the hosts of this awaited event, giving to the media information. The info was shared by Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president.
The venue for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 has changed to the United Arab Emirates and Oman, with the contest set to run from 17 October to 14 November. The contest was formerly set to be played in India, but had to be lifted, considering the second wave of Covid-19 on the nation. The BCCI will continue the hosts of the event, which will now be held crosswise four venues – Dubai International Stadium, the Sharjah Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, and the Oman Cricket Academy Ground. The approaching edition will be the first Men’s T20 World Cup played since 2016 when West Indies beat England in the final match in India. The eight teams competing in the opening stage are Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Oman, Scotland, Namibia, and Papua New Guinea, before the play-off stage and the Final on 14 November.
Acting ICC CEO Geoff Allardice said that they aim to bring the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 securely, in full, and in its existing window. Whereas they are upset not to be holding the event in India, the choice gives us the inevitability they need to stage the event in a country that is a verified worldwide host of multi-team events in a bio-secure setting. They will work strictly with the BCCI, the Emirates Cricket Board, and Oman Cricket to confirm fans can relish a delightful festivity of cricket.
Jay Shah, BCCI Secretary, said that, The BCCI made every effort to stage the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in India and offer its fans with a motive to liveliness after a long-dated of dejection. Though, the usual pandemic state in the nation meant that the strength and wellbeing of everybody The BCCI will endure to mass the tournament, which will now be held in the UAE and Oman, and toil thoroughly with the ICC to make it a notable occurrence.