The 2021 men’s T20 World Cup will be kicked off from October 17 in the UAE two days after the Indian Premier League (IPL) final.
The tournament will begin on October 17 and the final will take place on November 14.
The cash-rich team was moved from India to UAE due to the coronavirus situation in India and also because of monsoon care.
Earlier this month, news agency PTI had reported that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has internally intimated the ICC that they wouldn’t mind the T20 World Cup being held in the UAE. On June 1, the ICC in a statement had said that the BCCI will keep the hosting rights of the event regardless of where the event is played.
“A final decision on the host country will be taken later this month. The Board also confirmed that the BCCI will remain the hosts of the event regardless of where the event is played,” ICC had mentioned in a statement.
Both IPL and PSL were suspended midway through the season after coronavirus breached their bio-secure bubbles with several players and match officials beginning to test positive.
“The remaining matches of VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 season in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) considering the monsoon season in India in the months of September-October this year,” BCCI had said.