January 19, 2022

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T20 world cup is shifted to UAE and Omen, confirmed by BCCI

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The Covid-19 threatening in India forced BCCI to shift world cup to UAE. Reportedly T20 world cup 2021 to start from 17th of October and final to be played on 15th of November.

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.

A deadline of 30th June is already given by ICC to BCCI for preparation of T20 world cup. BCCI have to decide venues in this given time. 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.

Board of control for cricket in (BCCI’s) president and former Indian captain confirmed this in his notes.

It was not an easy decision and we mulled over it for months, constantly keeping an eye on the Covid-19 situation all along, However, with the second wave causing such devastation, the decision ultimately boiled down to the safety and well-being of the players and organisers. Although vaccination in the country is going at breakneck speed, there are reports of a third wave and different variants which we cannot ignore. Sourav Ganguly wrote in his note.

Eight teams including Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea will compete in the first round over 12 matches, with the top two from each group qualifying for the Super 12s, where they will join the top eight ranked T20I teams for T20 world cups.

According to CricActivity’s reports T20 world might get start from 17th of October after the full completion of IPL 2021.