T20 World Cup 2021- ICC made an official announcement regarding the World Cup to be held after 5 years
The proposed T20 World Cup in India will be played in UAE and Oman due to Corona epidemic. The ICC has also announced the dates for the tournament. The first match will be played on October 17 and all matches of the tournament will be played over 28 days. IPL will have to be rescheduled due to the World Cup. At least the date of IPL final will be changed.
UAE and Oman will have matches in 4 stadiums
ICC confirmed that the T20 World Cup will be played in UAE and Oman. Four stadiums have also been fixed for World Cup matches. These include Dubai International Stadium, Sheikh Zayed Stadium and Sharjah Stadium in addition to Oman Cricket Academy Ground. Let us inform that on the previous day, BCCI had informed about conducting the World Cup in UAE. The ICC has also added Oman to the venue.
According to the ICC schedule, all matches of the T20 World Cup will be played within 28 days. The first match of the tournament will be played on October 17. Whereas, the final match will be played on November 14. In the initial stage of the tournament, 8 teams will compete to reach the Super-12. Whereas, 8 teams have already qualified.
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman and Papua New Guinea will clash with each other to join the eight teams in the Super-12. The 4 teams that win these matches will enter the Super-12. Let us tell you that the last T20 World Cup was won by West Indies by defeating England in the final.
The dates of IPL matches will have to be changed after the date of T20 World Cup is announced. It is believed that at least the date of the final will be changed. Because, IPL is to start in UAE from 19th September and will be final on 15th October. But, after 2 days i.e. from October 17, the World Cup is to start. In such a situation, players will have to go first to join their teams.
After the dates of the World Cup, it is believed that the final match of the IPL will be held at least 5 days in advance. In such a situation, there is a strong possibility that BCCI can organize the final match of IPL on October 10 or even earlier. So that, in time, all the players can join their teams for the T20 World Cup.