Guwahati, June 28 (NKTV): The T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in India is being shifted to the UAE owing to the health safety concerns posed by Covid-19, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly informed on Monday.
“We have officially intimated the ICC that the T20 World Cup can be shifted to the United Arab Emirates. The details are being chalked out” Ganguly said. “The decision was taken keeping health safety concerns of all stakeholders in mind” he added.
The BCCI will, however, remain the hosts of the event.
Regarding the dates, Ganguly said “We will be able to finalise itinerary details in some days. October 17 start hasn’t yet been finalised”.
It may be mentioned here that the ICC, at the start of the month, had given BCCI a four-week window to decide and inform whether India could host the event considering the Covid-19 situation in the country.
Reportedly, the ICC had already started its preparations and logistics for the tournament which will be held in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
Inputs from PTI