The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be hosted in the UAE owing to the coronavirus issue in India, according to Pakistan Cricket Board head Ehsan Mani. Due to the monsoon season in India in September-October, BCCI stated last month that the remaining season of IPL 2021 will be played in the UAE.
The BCCI, on the other hand, has requested additional time from the ICC before making a definitive decision on whether India will continue to host the T20 World Cup. Currently, the main event is scheduled to take place in the nation in October-November.
Mani was reported by thenews.com.pk as adding, “The ICC T20 World Cup, which was meant to be hosted in India, is now moving to the UAE.” “India is also obligated to stage the remaining IPL 2021 matches in the United Arab Emirates.”
PCB was also forced to hold the balance of the Pakistan Super League 2021 in the UAE, according to Mani. “As a result, Pakistan had no choice but to move the remaining PSL matches to Abu Dhabi. We had two options: cancel the remaining matches or find a suitable location during a period when we had no other international obligations. We’ve decided to do it in Abu Dhabi because this is the optimum moment for us,” he remarked.
He also stated that, at a time when the globe is dealing with a huge health crisis, the safety of players and officials should be a top priority. “We can’t take any chances. Our primary focus should be the safety and security of the players and officials, according to Mani.
After coronavirus pierced their bio-secure bubbles, numerous players and match officials began to test positive, both the IPL and the PSL were banned midway through the season. The organisers of both leagues, however, have found a time and a location in the UAE to host the remaining matches.