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T20 WC Dates, Venue Confirmed: UAE & Oman To Host T20 Cricket World Cup Starting 17 October

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 29, Jun 2021, 17:29 pm IST | UPDATED: 29, Jun 2021, 17:29 pm IST

T20 WC Dates, Venue Confirmed: UAE & Oman To Host T20 Cricket World Cup Starting 17 October

New Delhi: The coveted ICC tournament that was scheduled to be played in India has now been shifted to the United Arab Emirates and Oman, the ICC confirmed. It was being speculated that the venue of the event will change since the Covid-19 cases in India started going up. The ICC confirmed this news in a statement. 

Dubai International Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Stadium, and the Oman Cricket Academy Ground will be the stadium that will host the T20 WC 2021.

"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. "Whilst we are incredibly disappointed not to be hosting the event in India, the decision gives us the certainty we need to stage the event in a country that is a proven international host of multi-team events in a bio-secure environment.

"The BCCI is looking forward to hosting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 tournament in UAE and Oman," added BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. "We would have been happier hosting it in India but considering the uncertainty due to the Covid 19 situation and the importance of a world championship, the BCCI will now continue to host this tournament in UAE and Oman. The BCCI is looking forward to creating a spectacle."