After a long wait, the ICC announced that the ICC T20 World Cup would take place in India from October to November 2021. Last year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was postponed due to COVID-19 and India had the opportunity to host the eighth edition of the contest as planned. But the suspension of IPL 2021 has put the ICC T20 2021 World Cup in doubt, as India is severely affected by the second wave of Covid-19.
The Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) is scrambling to finalize the T20 2021 World Cup schedule, which is expected to be scheduled for October-November. As a result of Covid-19’s second wave, the BCCI will likely have to host the T20 World Cup somewhere else if the situation does not improve.
According to reports, the International Cricket Council (ICC) will make the final decision on the T20 World Cup in July 2021. However, the BCCI is confident that this situation will be resolved soon and the World Cup will take place in India according to plan.
The seventh edition of the ICC Men’s World Cup T20 was previously scheduled to take place in Australia from October 18 to November 15, 2020, but was later postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic. ICC announced that Australia will host the eighth edition of the tournament in 2022.
ICC T20 World Cup Schedule 2021
|1||18-Oct-21||Sri Lanka vs Ireland||First Round||Group A|
|2||18 October 2021||Papua New Guinea vs Oman||First Round||Group A|
|3||19-Oct-21||Bangladesh vs Namibia||First Round||Group B|
|4||19-Oct-21||Netherlands vs Scotland||First Round||Group B|
|5||20-Oct-21||Ireland vs Oman||First Round||Group A|
|6||20-Oct-21||Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea||First Round||Group A|
|7||21-Oct-21||Namibia vs Scotland||First Round||Group B|
|8||21-Oct-21||Bangladesh vs Netherlands||First Round||Group B|
|9||22-Oct-21||Papua New Guinea vs Ireland||First Round||Group A|
|10||22-Oct-21||Sri Lanka vs Oman||First Round||Group A|
|11||23-Oct-21||FriNetherlands vs Namibia||First Round||Group B|
|12||23-Oct-21||Bangladesh vs Scotland||First Round||Group B|
|13||24-Oct-21||Australia vs Pakistan||Super 12||Group 1|
|14||24-Oct-21||India vs South Africa||Super 12||Group 2|
|15||25-Oct-21||TBC vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|16||25-Oct-21||New Zealand vs West Indies||Super 12||Group 1|
|17||26-Oct-21||Afghanistan vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|18||26-Oct-21||England vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|19||27-Oct-21||New Zealand vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|20||28-Oct-21||Afghanistan vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|21||28-Oct-21||Australia vs West Indies||Super 12||Group 1|
|22||29-Oct-21||Pakistan vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|23||29-Oct-21||India vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|24||30-Oct-21||FriEngland vs South Africa||Super 12||Group 2|
|25||30-Oct-21||West Indies vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|26||31-Oct-21||New Zealand vs Pakistan||Super 12||Group 1|
|27||31-Oct-21||Australia vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|28||01-Nov-21||Afghanistan vs South Africa||Super 12||Group 2|
|29||01-Nov-21||India vs England||Super 12||Group 2|
|30||02-Nov-21||TBC vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|31||02-Nov-21||New Zealand vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|32||03-Nov-21||Pakistan vs West Indies||Super 12||Group 1|
|33||04-Nov-21||Australia vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|34||04-Nov-21||Afghanistan vs England||Super 12||Group 2|
|35||05-Nov-21||South Africa vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|36||05-Nov-21||India vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|37||06-Nov-21||FriPakistan vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|38||06-Nov-21||Australia vs New Zealand||Super 12||Group 1|
|39||07-Nov-21||England vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|40||07-Nov-21||West Indies vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|41||08-Nov-21||South Africa vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|42||08-Nov-21||India vs Afghanistan||Super 12||Group 2|
According to a report from ADN, officials from the Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) had held a Special General Meeting (SGM) on May 29, 2021 to discuss the tournament. Rajiv Shukla, Vice President of BCCI, is very optimistic to host the tournament in India as an event four to five months from now. As well, BCCI received permission from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to hold a virtual meeting on June 28, 2021, where they will decide how to proceed.
However, the BCCI has initiated the relocation of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 from India. Now if this global cricket event moves outside of India, the United Arab Emirates is the most preferred option. In fact, last year, the 2020 IPL was also held in UAE due to the COVID-19 pandemic scenario in the country. Aside from the United Arab Emirates, the backup options are Oman, with Muscat being fourth, in addition to the three venues that will be used during the World Cup.
According to an Inside Sport report, a senior board official said: “Yes, the BCCI, during the ICC board meeting, formally asked for a four-week window to take one last call but internally they said it would. They would like to retain the host rights and I would not mind if the tournament is held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. ”
Furthermore, he reported that if the IPL ends by October 10, 2021, then the UAE stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 may start in November. This will allow three weeks for the fields to be set up for the world event. Meanwhile, the first week can be celebrated in Oman.
IPL 2021 was postponed early last month to ensure the safety of players and other stakeholders amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. According to an ANI report, the remaining IPL 2021 matches will take place in the United Arab Emirates between September 19, 2021 and October 15, 2021.
ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Teams
Below are the 16 teams participating in the ICC T20 2021 World Cup. These are the same team qualified for the 2020 T20 World Cup based on team ranking and qualifying matches.
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- West Indies
- Sri Lanka
- Papua New Guinea
Men’s T20 World Cup FAQs
ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Ticket
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has yet to announce the ticket information for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, such as how, when, and where to buy. Stay tuned for more details here.
Venue of the ICC World Cup T20 2021
ICC World Cup T20 2021 Venue: India
After BCCI made it clear that the 2021 IPL rematch matches will be in the UAE now, according to media sources, the 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup may move to Sri Lanka.
How many teams are there in the T20 World Cup 2021?
The 2021 tournament, currently scheduled to be held in India, will still have 16 teams, but there are plans to increase this number for the 2024 edition.
Which country will host the 2021 T20 World Cup?
Who is the number one team in T20 2021?
ICC T20 World Cup History
|Year||Host Country||Final Match Venue||Winner Team||Runner-up Team|
|2012||Sri Lanka||Colombo||West Indies||Sri Lanka|
ICC Cricket T20 World Cup 2021 Overview
|ICC Cricket T20 World Cup 2021||From 18 October 2021 to 15 November 2021|
|Host||India / BCCI|
|Administrator||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|Format||T20 (20 Over Cricket League Match)|
|Opening Match||18 October 2021 | Sri Lanka vs Ireland | TBD | India|
|Semi-Final-1||11 November 2021 | TBD | India|
|Semi-Final-2||12 November 2021 | TBD | India|
|Final Match||15 November 2021 | TBD | India|
|Total Matches played||45|
ICC T20 TEAM RANKINGS
|15||United Arab Emirates||184||2023|
|16||Papua New Guinea||179||2501|
|66||Isle of Man||19||77|