New Delhi: Due to the coronavirus situation in India, the Cricket World Organization stated on Tuesday that the 2020 World Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17th to November 14th.
Geoff Allardice, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the International Cricket Council, said: “Our priority is to safely and completely host the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup within the current window.”
“Although we are very disappointed not to host this event in India, this decision convinced us that we need to host the event in an international country that holds multi-team events in a biosafety environment.”
The match was originally planned to be held in India, but the Indian Cricket Control Board told Agence France-Presse Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Monday’s game will be cancelled.
The tournament will now be held in four venues, namely Dubai International Stadium, Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Sharjah Stadium and Oman Cricket Academy venues.
Since the completion of the Pakistan Premier League in the Gulf countries last week, the UAE has always been the preferred destination for cricket.
After a successful game in the Gulf countries last year, the suspended IPL was moved to the UAE from September to October.
The first round of the T20 World Cup consists of eight qualifier teams, which will be played between Oman and the UAE. Four of these teams will advance to the Super 12 round, where they will join eight automatic qualifiers.
The teams participating in the preliminaries are Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman and Papua New Guinea, followed by the play-offs and the final on November 14.