T20 World Cup to be held from Oct 17-Nov 14 in UAE and Oman: ICC

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‘s T20 World Cup 2021 has been shifted to the United Arab Emirates and Oman owing to the COVID-19 scenario in India, verified the ICC on Tuesday. The tournament will be played from October 17 to November 14

The T20 spectacle will be hosted by the BCCI throughout 4 places– Dubai International Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Arena, and the Oman Cricket Academy Ground.

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Eight qualifying teams will contest in the first round of the marquee competition. 4 groups (top two from each group) would qualify for the Super 12s comprising the leading eight T20I ranked nations.

The eight groups competing in the initial stage are Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman and Papua New Guinea.

“Our priority is to provide the ICC Guys’s T20 World Cup 2021 safely, in full and in its present window,” stated acting ICC CEO Geoff Allardice in an ICC release.

“Whilst we are incredibly dissatisfied not to be hosting the event in India, the choice offers us the certainty we require to stage the event in a nation that is a proven worldwide host of multi-team occasions in a bio-secure environment.

“We will work closely with the BCCI, the Emirates Cricket Board and Oman Cricket to make sure fans can enjoy a wonderful event of cricket.”

“The BCCI is eagerly anticipating hosting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 competition in UAE and Oman,” stated BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.

“We would have been better hosting it in India but considering the uncertainty due to the Covid 19 situation and the value of a world champion, the BCCI will now continue to host this tournament in UAE and Oman. The BCCI is anticipating producing a spectacle.”

Published at Tue, 29 Jun 2021 10:44:18 +0000