ICC CEO Manu Sawhney along with BCCI President Sourav Ganguly were delighted to announce the countdown to the 2021 T20I World Cup to be hosted in India during the months of October and November 2021. The original schedule of the T20I World Cup to be hosted in Australia in the year 2020 was disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects all over the world. The updated plans of ICC indicate that Australia may now host the T20I World Cup in the year 2022.
BCCI President Ganguly was delighted to announce his nation hosting the next ICC event, “It is a matter of great honour for us to be hosting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. India has successfully staged several global events since the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 1987and I am sure cricketers from around the world would be excited at the prospect of playing in our cricket loving country,” he said. “I have enjoyed being part of ICC events as a player and know from experience that nothing beats the buzzing atmosphere of a global cricket event with millions around the world watching every game. I now look forward to playing my part as an administrator as we prepare to host the prestigious event,” he further added.
ICC CEO Manu Sawhney also expressed his pleasure on this announcement.“With Diwali just two days away and with the countdown to the tournament in India underway, this is an opportune moment to unveil our brand identity that so wonderfully reflects the vibrant festival of lights,” Manu Sawhney said. “We are working very closely with the BCCI to deliver a stellar tournament bringing the world’s best players together to go head to head in the first global cricket event since the advent of the pandemic. Our focus will be on staging a safe and secure event that fans from across the world can enjoy,” he added.