After Shifting VIVO IPL 2021 to UAE and Oman, a recent announcement was made in which the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has stated that the T20 World Cup 2021 will also be held in UAE. They have played safe considering the possibility of a third covid wave expected to hit the country later this year.
As spoken by BCCI secretary Jay shah, he conveyed that the BCCI has taken the final decision, and they have officially conveyed the same to the ICC. He added by saying that the qualification round will take place in Oman. The schedule has not been confirmed yet.
Failure to get tax exemptions a big reason to shift the T20 world cup to the UAE
According to few media reports, BCCI had requested the finance ministry to give them tax exemption for the ICC T20 world cup in India. However, even after repeated requests, the finance ministry did not give heed to such submission. As a result, BCCI was set to lose another 900-950 crores.
The reports also say that during the last SGM held on May 29th, Saurav Ganguly had made it clear that if the Indian Government did not provide tax exemption to BCCI, they would not host the T20 world cup.
Advantage to Pakistan
The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal made a statement about how shifting the T20 World Cup to UAE will be considered fruitful for the Pakistan Cricket Team.
He said this in a video that was posted on his official YouTube channel. He further mentioned that Pakistan Cricket Team has played international cricket for 10 years in UAE. They know the conditions very well. They are familiar with the pitches. This will give them a boost going ahead for ICC T20 world cup 2021.