The possibility of the T20 World Cup to be held in India this year is now over. It is believed that the 2021 World Cup will be held in the UAE. However, BCCI has not made any announcement regarding this.
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The possibility of the T20 World Cup to be held in India this year is now over. It is believed that the 2021 World Cup will be held in the UAE. However, BCCI has not made any announcement regarding this. But in the meantime, a big statement of BCCI Vice President Jay Shah has come to the fore. Jay Shah has said that due to the situation of Kovid in the country, we can move the T20 World Cup 2021 to be held in India to UAE. He has said that we are closely monitoring the situation. He said that the health and safety of the players is above all for us and we will take a final decision on it soon. That is, now it is almost clear that the World Cup event will not be held in India. The official announcement of BCCI is yet to come.
Let us tell you that the T20 World Cup will start from 17 October and will run till 14 November. At the same time, it is also almost clear that the T20 World Cup will not be held in India but in the UAE. A media report has claimed that the first few matches will be played in Oman. In such a situation, while the remaining matches of the suspended IPL 2021 i.e. Indian Premier League are ending on October 15. The T20 World Cup will start two days later with eight teams Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea. Four of these teams will fight for a place in the Super-4. It is said that Round 1 elimination matches will be held in UAE as well as Oman.
However, it is believed that very soon the final decision regarding the World Cup will be taken. Earlier, when the ICC meeting was held on June 1, then the BCCI had asked for a month’s time, whose deadline is ending this month. The T20 World Cup was to be held in India itself, but due to Corona virus, it is not possible. Right now, the cases of corona virus in India have been less than before, but in the meantime a third wave is also being feared. In such a situation, BCCI does not want to take any risk.
First Published : 26 Jun 2021, 03:44:51 PM