T20 World Cup in India to be shifted to UAE, confirms BCCI

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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly confirmed to PTI that T20 World Cup in India will be shifted to UAE.

The T20 World Cup was scheduled to be held in India which is now being shifted to the UAE due to the health safety concerns created for Covid-19. The mega tournament will start in October-November of this year.

“We have officially intimated the ICC that the T20 World Cup can be shifted to the United Arab Emirates. The details are being chalked out,” said Ganguly.

Earlier at the month start, ICC had provided a four-week period of time to conclude and take decisions whether India could host the marquee tournament by taking care of the pandemic situation in the country.

Earlier, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had told to ANI that he will be informing the International Cricket Council (ICC) about the shifting decision.

“We will inform ICC today that we are shifting the T20 World Cup to UAE. The dates of the tournament, the ICC needs to decide,” said Jay Shah to ANI.

Indian Premier League was also forced for postponement due to the pandemic condition in India. The second part of the IPL is also scheduled to be held in the UAE in the month of September-October.