Sourav Ganguly, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said on Monday that the T20 World Cup 2021 will be held in the Dubai rather than India.
India has the hosting rights for the showpiece event, which will take place after the second phase of the IPL 2021 concludes in September-October this year.
According to PTI, Ganguly states that the T20 World Cup has been relocate to the UAE due to COVID-19 issues in India.
Despite the second wave dying down dramatically, the government has been reporting thousands of new cases of COVID-19 every day.
Due to the COVID-19 issue in India. The ICC had previously given BCCI four weeks to decide if the board could organise the event in India.
“We have officially intimated the ICC that the T20 World Cup can be shifted to the United Arab Emirates. The details are being chalked out,” Ganguly told PTI on Monday.
BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla’s Statement
The decision to move the T20 World Cup was decide during a conference call with BCCI office-bearers on Monday. With the COVID issue in mind, according to BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla.
“As far as T20 World Cup is concern, today was the deadline when we’re suppose to inform the ICC about our decision. So, today there was a conference call amongst BCCI office-bearers. We met & looked at the COVID situation,” said Rajeev Shukla.
“Nobody is really sure what is going to happen after 2-3 months. Keeping all things in mind, a decision has been taken that BCCI will inform ICC to move it to UAE because that’s ideal venue after India. We wanted to host it in India &our first priority was India,” he added.
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