ESPNcricinfo understands that the match will begin days after the IPL ultimate, prone to be held on October 15
The 2021 males’s T20 World Cup is about to start out from October 17 within the UAE, with the ultimate for the 16-team match scheduled for November 14.
ESPNcricinfo understands that the match will begin days after the IPL ultimate, which is prone to be held on October 15. The rest of IPL 2021 will probably be performed within the UAE, beginning September 19.
Whereas the BCCI is but to put in writing to the ICC formally about shifting the T20 World Cup to the UAE, it has already set the ball rolling by way of planning for the match to be held within the center east. As per the present plan, the primary spherical of the T20 World Cup will probably be break up throughout two teams and performed within the UAE and Oman.
Spherical 1, which is able to embrace 12 matches, will comprise eight groups from which 4 (prime two from every group) would qualify for the Tremendous 12s. 4 workforce from this lot of eight – Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Eire, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea – will then progress to the Tremendous 12s, becoming a member of the highest eight ranked T20I groups.
The Tremendous 12s section, comprising 30 matches, is scheduled to start out from October 24. The Tremendous 12s, the place groups will probably be break up throughout two teams of six every, will probably be performed at three venues within the UAE – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. This will probably be adopted by three playoff video games – the 2 semi-finals and the ultimate.
With Spherical 1 being co-hosted by one of many venues within the UAE and Oman, the BCCI is assured that may provide sufficient time to refresh the pitches throughout the principle grounds within the UAE for the Tremendous 12s.
On June 1, the ICC granted BCCI till finish of June to offer its ultimate phrase on whether or not India will have the ability to host the T20 World Cup. With the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting the worldwide cricket calendar final 12 months, the ICC postponed the 2020 World Cup, initially scheduled to be held in Australia, and determined India would host the match in 2021 with Australia internet hosting the 2022 version.
Nonetheless the grim pandemic state of affairs in India, which was flattened by a second wave this summer time, pressured the BCCI to abruptly droop the IPL on the midway stage in Could.
That improvement immediately forged doubts on whether or not India may very well be match to host the multi-team World T20 after journey between cities was recognized as a main space of concern for groups getting uncovered to exterior the bubble in the course of the IPL. The BCCI had shortlisted 9 venues for the T20 World Cup, however an ICC workforce, meant to hold out inspection, needed to cancel its go to in April.
Regardless of the pandemic numbers climbing down because the alarming peak of April-Could interval, public well being specialists have predicted India will face a 3rd wave later in 2021. With the ICC deadline expiring in a couple of days, the BCCI is predicted to make its determination public on transferring the occasion exterior to the UAE.
Nagraj Gollapudi is information editor at ESPNcricinfo