Men’s T20 World Cup 2021: All You Need To Know About It
The adrenaline rush of every cricket fan out there was unmatchable after the International Cricket Council gave the go-ahead to the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. The World Cup will be hosted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Oman and the United Arab Emirates from 17th October to 14th November.
The groups have been selected on the basis of team rankings as of 20th March 2021. Group 1 consists of England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies and two teams from qualifiers of the T20 World Cup, while Group 2 consists of India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan and two teams from qualifiers. If you do a critical analysis of the groups, some teams look good on papers, but you can’t really say what will happen in this dynamic format.
Announcing the groups, ICC Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said: “We are delighted to announce the groups for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. There are some great match-ups offered by the groups, and it starts to bring the event to life for our fans as our first multi-team event since the onset of the global pandemic draws closer,”
The Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 was earlier scheduled to happen in India, but due to the deadly outbreak of the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic, the tournament was shifted to Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
The venue for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is the Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi), Oman Cricket Academy Ground, Dubai International Stadium and the Sharjah Stadium. Khalid Al Zarooni, Vice President Emirates Cricket Board, said: “Looking at these groups, we anticipate a highly competitive, thoroughly enjoyable spectacle of international cricket. This is truly an aspirational tournament, and one the wider UAE Cricket team is extremely excited to be involved in. The Emirates Cricket congratulates the ICC, the BCCI and the respective teams on today’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 groupings’ announcement,”
The schedule for Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be announced soon.