Covid chases T20 Cricket World Cup from India to UAE

Dylan Bettencourt

The Twenty20 Cricket World Cup will now be played in the United Arab Emirates instead of India because of the country’s ongoing Covid-19 crisis. 

Sourav Ganguly, President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said: “We have officially intimated to the International Cricket Council that the T20 World Cup can be shifted to the United Arab Emirates.”

The ICC gave the BCCI a deadline to decide on who would host the T20 World Cup by June. The Covid-19 situation in India caused the tournament to be suspended in May following several players and officials contracting the virus. 

The famous Indian Premier League was moved to the UAE following a Covid-19 outbreak in India back in September 2020. 

The Indian nation suffered tremendous setbacks following a severe outbreak of Covid-19, but it has since eased restrictions as its rate of infections slows down. 

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