ICC plans to move 2021 T20 World Cup from India to United Arab Emirates | Cricket News

LONDON: This year’s T20 Men’s World Cup could be moved from India to the United Arab Emirates, the International Cricket Council said on Tuesday.
The move appears to have been prompted by the growing number of Covid-19 cases in India, although this was not directly mentioned in a statement released by the global governing body.
The ICC Board of Directors has asked management to focus their planning efforts for the 2021 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup on the event held in the United Arab Emirates with the possibility of including another site in the Middle East, “the statement said.
The ICC added that a final decision on the host country for the October-November event would be made later this month.
The statement came just two days after Indian cricket chiefs announced that the lucrative Indian Premier League T20 franchise tournament, suspended after a new wave of Covid-19 hit India, would be over in the Arab Emirates united in September and October.
Meanwhile, the Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) has said it will ask the ICC for more time to decide whether India, the economic powerhouse of the sport and one of the main nations on the pitch , could still organize the T20 World. Chopped off.
The IPL, the richest cricket tournament in the world, was half over when it was put on hold on May 4 after a number of players and team officials caught the coronavirus despite being based in bio-secure bubbles.
About 160,000 people have died in India since April 1 in a devastating wave.
There are fears the country could be hit by another surge later this year that could coincide with the current T20 World Cup schedule.
The BCCI, however, said it was transferring the remaining matches to the United Arab Emirates – which hosted all of last year’s IPLs – due to the monsoon season and did not mention the pandemic.

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