The T20 World Cup has been relocated
Due to the Covid-19 situation in India, the Twenty20 World Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this year, an Indian cricket board official told Reuters on Monday.
“We will notify the (governing) International Cricket Council as soon as possible,” Indian cricket board treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal said over the phone.
The UAE has been designated as the backup venue for the 16-team event, which is set to take place in October and November.
According to data from the health ministry, India reported 46,148 new Covid-19 infections in the previous 24 hours on Monday.
According to the data, the total Covid-19 case load in the South Asian country is now 30.27 million, with 396,730 fatalities.
In May, the Indian cricket board was forced to suspend the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to an increase in the number of cases in the country.
The remaining matches of the world’s richest T20 league have been relocated to the UAE, where it was also held last year, and will be completed in time for the World Cup.