The International Cricket Council (ICC) has permitted participating nations in the forthcoming T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates to bring 15 players and eight officials.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has set September 10 as the deadline for participating nations to submit their final 15 players and eight officials, including coaches and support staff, according to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official.
“Because of the COVID-19 issue and bio-secure bubble, the ICC has also authorised all participating nations to bring additional players in their squads,” he told PTI. “However, the concerned boards will have to shoulder the costs of these additional players.”
“Only 15 players and eight officials are covered by the ICC.’
The T20 World Cup, which will be staged for the first time since 2016, will take place in Oman and three UAE cities: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, from October 17 to November 14.
The qualifying competition, which includes Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Ireland, will take place in Oman and one location in the United Arab Emirates until September 23.
Four teams will advance to the Super-12 stage, which kicks off on September 24 in the United Arab Emirates.
“Given the COVID-19 situation, it’s now up to the boards to decide how many more players they want with their main squads, because if any player tests positive or has an injury, the teams can utilise their additional players as substitutes.”
The ICC has told the boards that they have until five days before the start of the team quarantine period to make any last-minute adjustments to their squads.
“However, the boards must send their squads by September 10th.”
The event was originally slated to take place in India, but the ICC changed it to the UAE owing to the COVID-19 incident.