The T20 World Cup 2021 will be held in three UAE cities: Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai, with Oman hosting the qualifiers.
The T20 World Cup 2021 is expected to begin on October 17 in the United Arab Emirates, with the final on November 14. In its next meeting, the Indian cricket board will inform the International Cricket Council (ICC) of its decision to relocate the 16-nation tournament to the UAE.
The T20 World Cup will be held in three UAE cities: Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai, with Oman hosting the qualifiers.
The BCCI wanted to host the T20 World Cup 2021 in India, but two obstacles arose. According to reports, they did not receive any tax breaks from the Indian government. Also, the BCCI was unsure how eager international players would be to return to India after the IPL was halted due to Covid-19.
With the T20 World Cup 2021 taking place almost immediately after the IPL, the BCCI believes it will be much easier for players to transition if it is held in the UAE. There will also be no quarantine issues for those players who will later join their respective national teams.
During a virtual meeting with all state associations a few weeks ago, BCCI office bearers informed the board that by moving the T20 World Cup to the UAE, the board will save approximately 41 percent of total earnings. If the T20 World Cup is held in India, the board will be required to pay a large tax.
The BCCI had already planned on using the UAE as a backup, with Oman hosting the qualifiers. Last month, the board even blocked hotel rooms and approached the Oman Cricket Board to join forces with the ICC.