The decision has come, India is going to host T20 World Cup in 2021. BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has confirmed that they have successfully retained their rights. The 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup will be hosted by Australia as planned but the date will be postponed.
India retain the right to host 2021 T20 World Cup
The decision comes on Friday via a teleconference from the board of ICC (International Cricket Council).
In his statement, ICC said, “The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 that was postponed due to Covid-19 will be held in Australia in 2022. India will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as planned,” Mukesh Ambani Net Worth
ICC Men’s T20 World will start from October to November in India and the final will be played on 14 November 2021. In Australia, it will start from October to November and the final will be played on 13 November 2022.
The Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 will also be hosted by India and It will start from October to November with the final is scheduled for November 26.
Australia to host 2022 edition of T20 World Cup
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Women World Cup that was going to held in New Zealand, but now it has been postponed to 2022 from February 6 to March 7.
ICC further added, “The decision to postpone the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was taken after careful consideration of all of the options available to us and gives us the best possible opportunity of delivering two safe and successful T20 World Cups for fans around the world,”
Cricket Australia wants to host the 2021 edition of the T20 Men’s World Cup because they already have made preparation for that, but India also wants to host the 2021 world cup because they don’t want to host 2 successive major ICC events. Now the September to November window is not vacated, BCCI can now host the IPL in the UAE.
One of ICC board members told PTI, “The BCCI was originally scheduled to host the T20 World Cup in 2021 and they would like to go ahead. Another reason being, hosting a T20 World Cup in 2022 and then a 50 over global event within a gap of just one year. It would be an overkill.”