According to a source, the T20 World Cup will begin on October 17 and end on November 14 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Oman will host a few of the opening matches.
According to a report on espncricinfo.com, the T20 World Cup will begin two days after the remainder of the suspended 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) ends on October 15, with eight teams — Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman, and Papua New Guinea — competing for four Super 12 spots.
The Round 1 elimination matches will be place in both the UAE and Oman.
An International Cricket Council (ICC) official claimed “no announcement [was] imminent” when contacted on Friday evening.
The ICC and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which was handed the event, will announce the dates and locations only after June 28, the deadline set by the international organisation for the BCCI to demonstrate its readiness to host the game in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The IPL’s 2021 edition was halted last month after Covid-19 instances were discovered in four of the eight competing franchises. There were just 29 matches that were finished. The remaining 31 matches will be played in the United Arab Emirates between September 19 and October 15.
The T20 World Cup is contested by 16 countries. The 16 teams will be reduced to 12 for the Super 12s stage after the first round of matches. According to the article, the Super 12s would most likely begin on October 24.
Written By: Swati Sahoo