Officials of the Indian Cricket Committee stated that the decision was made due to the large number of COVID-19 cases in the host country.
Officials of the Indian Cricket Committee stated that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Twenty20 World Cup will be transferred from India to the United Arab Emirates.
The Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) stated that it has informed the International Cricket Council, the sport’s world body, of its decision to host the event in the UAE in October and November.
“We have informed the International Criminal Court of the decision to transfer the World Cup to the UAE. We have no choice because the COVID-19 situation is not yet clear and travel restrictions still exist,” Arun Dhumal, treasurer of BCCI, told international media.
“The dates will be more or less the same, and we will work out the details as soon as possible.”
Due to the large number of COVID-19 cases in India, ICC has set BCCI as the deadline at the end of June to determine the host country for the T20 exhibition event.
BCCI vice chairman Rajeev Shukla said that the qualifiers may be held in Oman, while the remaining matches will be held at three UAE venues in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
BCCI has suspended the Indian Super League To the UAE Due to the COVID-19 infection of some players and team officials, the T20 tournament was suspended on May 4th, between September and October.
Since the completion of the Pakistan Premier League in the Gulf countries last week, the UAE has been the preferred destination for cricket. IPL was also held in the UAE last year.
The pandemic disrupted the global cricket schedule last year, and even after the game resumed in July 2020, players were restricted to strict biological bubbles and isolation protocols.
At the same time, the International Criminal Court postponed the T20 World Cup that was originally scheduled to be held in Australia in 2020.
India won the right to host in 2021, and Australia was selected as the host country in 2022.
India, with a population of 1.3 billion, has relaxed some lockdown restrictions in recent weeks Cruel surge The number of COVID-19 infections and deaths in April and May.
But health officials worry that later this year, a new wave may sweep the country and become the world’s second most infected person after the United States.