A day after BCCI President Sourav Ganguly confirmed on shifting the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 to UAE, ICC confirmed on the event happening across 4 venues in the middle east. Notably, the much-awaited T20 World Cup is scheduled to begin from October 17, with the final set to take place on November 14.
ICC confirms on hosting the event in UAE & Oman
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday officially confirmed the change of venue for the ICC T20 World Cup. However, the international board also confirmed that the hosting rights will remain with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The tournament will take place across four venues – Dubai International Stadium, Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Stadium and Oman Cricket Academy Ground.
According to ICC, the first round which comprises of eight qualifying teams will be split between Oman & UAE and four from them will then join the eight qualified teams in Super 12.
“Our priority is to deliver the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 safely, in full and in its current window,” said acting ICC CEO Geoff Allardice. “We will work closely with the BCCI, the Emirates Cricket Board and Oman Cricket to ensure fans can enjoy a wonderful celebration of cricket,” he added.