ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021: Move from India to UAE and Oman due to COVID-19 Pandemic and will be held from October 17th to November 14th

 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021: Move from India to UAE and Oman due to COVID-19 Pandemic and will be held from October 17th to November 14th

ICC (International Cricket Council) today on 29th June has confirmed that the ICC Men’s World Cup 2021 will be held in the UAE and Oman due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances in India. It will be played, from October 17th to November 14th announced by International Cricket Council (ICC).


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will hosts the event, which will now be held in UAE, Dubai International Stadium, the Sharjah Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, and the Oman Cricket Academy Ground in Muscat. 


The first round of the tournament will have eight qualifying teams, which will be split into Group A – Sri Lanka, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman. Group B – Bangladesh, Scotland, Namibia, and the Netherlands. Held, in one of the venues in the UAE and Oman.


Four teams from the qualifying round will then progress to the Super Twelve round where they will brawl against the top eight high-ranked T20I teams which are India, Australia, New Zealand, England, South Africa, West Indies, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

The Super 12s stage, comprising 30 matches, in which teams will be again, split into two groups of six each, which will be played at on these three prestigious venues in the UAE – Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai. And at last, will be followed by three playoff games – the two semi-finals and the grand final.

The International Cricket Council CEO, Geoff Allardice said in a statement that,” Our precedence is to deliver the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 with safety, in full and in its current window. At the same time, we are incredibly disappointed not to be hosting the event in India; the decision gives us the assurance we need to stage the event in a country that is a proven international host of multi-team events played in a bio-secure environment. We are working closely with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), including the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), and Oman Cricket (OC) to guarantee fans can enjoy a wonderful celebration of cricket.”


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly said in a media statement that,” The BCCI is awaiting to host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 tournament in Oman and UAE. We would have been delighted to host it in India but considering the uncertainty due to the COVID-19 Pandemic situation and the significance of a world championship, the BCCI will now continue to host this tournament in Oman and UAE. The BCCI is looking forward to creating extravaganza/spectacle.”



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