International Cricket Council on June 29 affirmed that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 has been moved out of the country and will be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The T20 World Cup will start on the 17th of October and the last will be played on the 14th of Nov. The T20 World Cup was initially set to be organized in India, however must be moved, given the results of the 2nd wave of Coronavirus on India. The Indian cricket board will stay the hosts of this T20 World Cup, which will currently be held across 4 cricket grounds in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah and also Oman.
The 1st phase of the competition, including the 8 qualifying teams, will currently be divided among Oman and the United Arab Emirates. 4 of these will then, go to the top 12s round where they will participate in the 8 qualifiers. The Indian cricket board has officially talked about changing the cricket grounds to ICC, a day prior to the expiry of the cutoff time for settling the final cricket ground lists. On the 1st of June, the International Cricket Council had requested that the Board of Control for Cricket in India affirm the world cup venues inside about a month.
Also Read – Nissan pays tribute to the 240Z to a legend
A letter from the Indian Cricket Board and stated that “We have talked about the problem with International Cricket Council and have had a few rounds of conversations inside. After much consultation, it has been concluded that the well-being of players and different partners is of vital significance. Remembering that, it is best that we shift the World Cup to the Middle East”.
General Manager of Cricket for the International Cricket Council, Geoff Allardice stated that “Our need is to convey the T20 World Cup securely, in full and in its present window. While we are inconceivably saddened not to have the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in India, the choice gives us the assurance we need to organize the T20 World Cup in a country that is a demonstrated global host of multi-team events in a bio-secure climate. We will work intimately with UAE and Oman to guarantee fans can appreciate a magnificent festival of cricket.”
Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India stated that “The Board of Control for Cricket in India bent over backwards to organize the 20-20 World Cup in the country and give it’s anything but the motivation to cheer after a significant stretch of agony. Notwithstanding, the overall coronavirus pandemic circumstance in the nation implied that the wellbeing of everybody concerned was full of hazards should a competition of this height be held the nation over?. The Indian Cricket Board will keep on facilitating the competition, which will currently be held in the UAE and Oman and work intimately with the ICC to make it a vital occasion.”