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ICC confirms the hosts for the T20 World Cup

ICC confirms the hosts for the T20 World Cup

ICC confirms the hosts for the T20 World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the hosts for the T20 World Cup 2021 as the world event has been pulled out of India. The cricket-loving nation, being in the surge of the COVID-19, has lost the hospitality of the event, however, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) will remain its original host.

Working in close collab with the BCCI, the ICC has decided to drag the T20 World Cup 2021 to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As three venues were not enough, the global council has added Oman to the agenda to entertain the competition.

As of now, the four venues, Dubai International Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Stadium, and the Oman Cricket Academy Ground will host the event programmed to initiate this October.

ICC confirms the hosts for the T20 World Cup

BCCI has expressed its deep sorrows over losing the hospitality inside India. Jay Shah, the secretary of the Indian board added that the realm could not cope with the COVID19 prevailing health situations. It will work in the better interest of all, BCCI, ICC, and fans to cherish the extravaganza at the center of cricket, UAE, along with Oman to avoid ebb and flows.

“The BCCI made every effort to stage the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in India and provide its passionate fans with a reason to cheer after a long period of gloom. However, the prevailing pandemic situation in the country meant that the health and safety of everyone concerned was fraught with risk should a tournament of this stature are held across the country. The BCCI will continue to host the tournament, which will now be held in the UAE and Oman and work closely with the ICC to make it a memorable event.” 

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Acting ICC CEO Geoff Allardicesaid:

“Our priority is to deliver the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 safely, in full, and in its current window. Whilst we are incredibly disappointed not to be hosting the event in India, the decision gives us the certainty we need to stage the event in a country that is a proven international host of multi-team events in a bio-secure environment. We will work closely with the BCCI, the Emirates Cricket Board, and Oman Cricket to ensure fans can enjoy a wonderful celebration of cricket.”

 

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