Reportedly, ICC to announce their schedule for upcoming men’s T20 world cup. The 2021 edition of T20 cricket world cup was scheduled to happen in India. But due to increasing covid-19 cases, it might be shifted to UAE like the remaining portion of IPL.
BCCI to conduct this year’s T20 world cup while 2022 edition to conduct by Australia in Australia. IPL 2021 was previously conducted by BCCI in India, but due to big air travels, lot of venues helped covid-19 to enter in bio bubble of team players. Later IPL 2021 is shifted to UAE for further remaining schedule. The suspended edition of the IPL has been confirmed by the BCCI to be held in the UAE from September 19 after it was to be postponed in May this year due to a spate of Covid-19 cases.
Reports of ESPNcricinfo confirm that the BCCI is yet to get in touch with the ICC about shifting the tournament to the UAE, however, the steps in that direction have been taken by the board keeping in mind the Covid-19 situation in India.
T20 World Cup 2021 is set to start days after the IPL final, which is likely to be held on October 15 🏆
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 25, 2021
India has been given a June 30 deadline by the ICC to confirm its preparation and planning regarding the hosting of the T20 World Cup. While the Covid situation has been improving in the nation by the day, a likely arrival of the third wave in the months scheduled for the tournament and the increasing cases of the Delta variant weakens India’s chances to host the tournament.