T20 World Cup 2021 : T20 World cup moves to UAE by BCCI
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The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be held in UAE and Oman because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation in India.
The tournament will take place from October 17 till November 14, 2021, and BCCI will retain the hosting rights.
India was handed the hosting rights in 2021 and Australia was chosen as host for the 2022 edition.
Interim ICC chief executive Geoff Allardice said: “Our priority is to deliver the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 safely, in full and in its current window.
BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla said the qualifiers may take place in Oman while the rest of the matches will be at three UAE venues in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
The IPL was also held in the UAE last year.
The BCCI had already moved the suspended Indian Premier League to the UAE in September-October after the T20 tournament was halted on May 4 due to a number of players and team officials being infected with COVID-19.