Confirmed: T20 World Cup Shifted To The UAE; Start Date To Be Confirmed
There have been some doubts doing the rounds about the venue of the upcoming T20 World Cup. This has been due to the growing cases of Covid-19 in India, the original host of the tournament. With that being said, the BCCI has now taken their final call. It wouldn’t have been easy for the Board Of Control For Cricket In India to shift the tournament outside the country. However, that is exactly what they have decided to do now and the competition will be held in the UAE.
Further, the dates of the competition have not been finalized yet. Despite that, the rumours going around suggest that it will be starting from the 17th of November. Though these claims have been reported by various media outlets, Sourav Ganguly had something different to say in a recent statement.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly made a recent statement. It was confirming the change of venue for the T20 World Cup. He also added some minute details for giving clarity about some of the stories that were doing the rounds. Ganguly said, “We have officially intimated the ICC that the T20 World Cup can be shifted to the United Arab Emirates. The details are currently being chalked out and will be finalized soon. The decision was taken keeping the health safety concerns of all the stakeholders in mind.”
The BCCI will still be the official host of the tournament. Just that the venue of the T20 World Cup will now be changed. UAE will be the host nation. Further, when asked about the start date and the 17th October date that is being tossed around, Sourav Ganguly added, “We will be able to finalise itinerary details in some days. October 17 start has not yet been finalised. The details will be confirmed and conveyed shortly.”
With that being said, the hopes that the tournament would be held in India have now ended. The emergence of the new strains of the Covid-19 viruses could have played a major part in this and the potential third wave that is already being talked about. Let’s hope that the T20 World Cup is a huge hit in the UAE!!