The International Cricket Council (ICC) has finalized venues for the T20 World Cup 2021 programmed to initiate from mid-October. Adding the United Arab Emirates (UAE) three major venues on the agenda, the council on-screened Oman as well for hosting the world event.
The four grounds; Dubai International Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Stadium, and the Oman Cricket Academy Ground have got hosting rights for the T20 World Cup 2021. Notably, the qualifiers will begin from 17th October whereas, the main leg of the extravaganza will initiate from 24th October.
ICC includes four venues for the T20 World Cup 2021
Notably, the event was originally scheduled to take place in India but with the cricket-loving nation struggling with COVID-19 currently, it has to be deprived of the rights. However, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) are still the primary host for the World Cup 2021 but they won’t stage it in their realm amidst the health threats.
Geoff Allardice, the CEO of the ICC uttered that,
Our priority is to deliver the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 safely, in full, and in its current window. Whilst we are incredibly disappointed not to be hosting the event in India, the decision gives us the certainty we need to stage the event in a country that is a proven international host of multi-team events in a bio-secure environment.
We will work closely with the BCCI, the Emirates Cricket Board, and Oman Cricket to ensure fans can enjoy a wonderful celebration of cricket.”