New Delhi: The ICC T20 World Cup was to be held in India this year. But due to the increasing cases of corona virus, now this tournament will be organized in UAE. Now from what date this big tournament will be organized, it has also become clear.
T20 World Cup will start from this date
According to ANI, the ICC T20 World Cup will be held in the UAE from October 17. 16 teams will participate in this tournament. Whereas the final match of this tournament will be played on November 16. Although BCCI has not officially disclosed this. Actually this tournament will start a few days after the IPL final. The IPL final is likely to be held on October 15.
T20 World Cup to kick off on October 17 in UAE, final on November 14: Report
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Such will be the schedule of the tournament
In the first round there will be 12 matches between 8 teams. Four of these (top two from each group) will qualify for Super 12. Four out of eight teams (Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea) will qualify for the Super 12 by joining the top eight ranked T20 teams.
After this 30 matches will be played in the Super 12 phase. Which will start from October 24. In Super 12, the teams will be divided into two groups of six each. These matches will be played at three venues in the UAE – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. This will be followed by three knockout matches – two semi-finals and one final.
Corona created havoc
Earlier this mega tournament was being organized in India, but due to the increasing cases of corona virus, it is now being organized in UAE. Let us tell you that just before this IPL 2021 was stopped midway in India. But now that tournament is also happening in UAE. Till last month, up to 4 lakh cases of corona were reported in India every day. After which the IPL had to be stopped.