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BCCI confirms shifting T20 World Cup to UAE over coronavirus fears




A general view of the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. — AFP/File


A general view of the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. — AFP/File


The Twenty20 World Cup will be moved to the United Arab Emirates from India due to the coronavirus pandemic, an Indian cricket board official told AFP on Monday.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it had told the International Cricket Council, the sport's world body, of its decision to host the event in the UAE in October and November.

"We have told the ICC about the decision to shift the World Cup to UAE. We were left with no option as the Covid situation is not clear and the travel restrictions remain," the BCCI's treasurer, Arun Dhumal, said.

"The dates will more or less be the same and we will work out the details soon."

The ICC had given the BCCI a deadline of the end of June to decide the host country for T20's showpiece event due the high number of Covid-19 cases in India.

BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla said the qualifiers may take place in Oman while the rest of the matches will be at three UAE venues in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

India, the world's second most populous nation, has eased some lockdown restrictions in recent weeks as it emerges from a brutal surge in infections and deaths in April and May.

The BCCI had already moved the suspended Indian Premier League to the UAE in September-October after the T20 tournament was halted on May 4 following a number of players and team officials becoming infected with Covid.



 

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup shifted to UAE, Oman


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ISLAMABAD: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Tuesday confirmed that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be staged in the UAE and Oman due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in India.

The BCCI will remain the hosts of the event, which will now be held across four venues – Dubai International Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Stadium, and the Oman Cricket Academy Ground, the ICC said in a press release.

The upcoming edition will be the first Men’s T20 World Cup played since 2016 when West Indies beat England in the final in India.

The eight teams competing in the preliminary stage are Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman, and Papua New Guinea, before the play-off stage and the Final on 14 November.

Acting ICC CEO Geoff Allardice said: “Our priority is to deliver the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 safely, in full, and in its current window. Whilst we are incredibly disappointed not to be hosting the event in India, the decision gives us the certainty we need to stage the event in a country that is a proven international host of multi-team events in a bio-secure environment. We will work closely with the BCCI, the Emirates Cricket Board, and Oman Cricket to ensure fans can enjoy a wonderful celebration of cricket.”

BCCI Secretary, Jay Shah, said: “The BCCI made every effort to stage the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in India and provide its passionate fans with a reason to cheer after a long period of gloom. However, the prevailing pandemic situation in the country meant that the health and safety of everyone concerned was fraught with risk should a tournament of this stature is held across the country. The BCCI will continue to host the tournament, which will now be held in the UAE and Oman and work closely with the ICC to make it a memorable event.”



 

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PCB announces Pakistan cricket team's departure schedule



PCB announces Pakistan cricket team's departure schedule

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3:01 PM | October 05, 2021


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced the national team's departure schedule to the UAE for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

The Babar Azam-led Pakistan squad will leave for the country on October 15 via a chartered flight.

As per details, the players participating in the National T20 World Cup will move from one bubble to another after the completion of the event.

The much-anticipated World Cup will begin on October 17 while the final will be played on November 14.

All the members of the national team's support staff will gather in Lahore on October 8 and will be quarantined for seven days at a local hotel in Lahore.

Bowling consultant Vernon Philander will arrive in Pakistan on October 7 and will join the squad in the UAE. He will travel with the national team to the UAE.

Meanwhile, batting consultant Matthew Hayden will join the national squad in the UAE.

The cricket board has allowed all members of the national squad to take their families along with them to the UAE.

The PCB is yet to formally announce the names of the support staff members who will accompany the national team to the UAE.
According to sources, the cricket board has decided to appoint Saqlain Mushtaq as head of the support staff.
Saqlain Mushtaq, fielding coach Abdul Majeed and strength and conditioning Coach Drix Simon will also travel with the team to the bio-secure bubble in the UAE, sources said.

Chief Selector Muhammad Waseem had announced Pakistan's squad for the upcoming ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup.


· Babar Azam (captain)
· Shadab Khan (vice-captain)
· Asif Ali
· Azam Khan (wicketkeeper)
· Haris Rauf
· Hasan Ali
· Imad Wasim
· Khushdil Shah
· Mohammad Hafeez
· Mohammad Hasnain
· Mohammad Nawaz
· Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper)
· Mohammad Wasim Jnr
· Shaheen Shah Afridi
· Sohaib Maqsood
 

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Tickets for Indo-Pak T20 World Cup clash sold out
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Pakistan's match against India remains as one of the most highly anticipated fixtures in world cricket, which is exactly why millions of fans are eager to watch the fierce rivals go head-to-head whenever they meet.

The tickets for India-Pakistan at T20 World Cup were sold within hours after they went on sale on Sunday.

The seats in sections including General, General East, Premium, Pavilion East and Platinum, have all become unavailable on the Platinumlist, the website where the tickets are being sold for the T20 World Cup.

Fans logged on to the website seconds after ICC announced that the tickets were on sale. Many fans were placed in queue with thousands of users ahead of them; the wait time was said to be more than an hour.

On Sunday night, the only tickets which were available for purchase were Premium and Platinum tickets which cost Dh1,500 and Dh2,600 respectively. However, as of Monday morning, they have also become unavailable on Platinumlist.

The T20 World Cup will kick-off from October 17 and the highly anticipated game between two fierce rivals is set to take place on October 24 at the Dubai International Stadium.

The ICC has informed that all venues will be operating at approximately 70 percent of maximum seated capacity.
 

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So! Indians always politicized sports, while we tried to keep it out. Its a good thing we have started replying them in the same language that they understand.
 

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Sarfaraz returns as Pakistan make three changes in T20 World Cup squad


Sarfaraz Ahmed and Haider Ali have replaced Azam Khan and Mohammad Hasnain respectively, while Fakhar Zaman, who was originally named as a travel reserve, has swapped places with Khushdil Shah

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Sarfaraz returns as Pakistan make three changes in T20 World Cup squad
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National selectors on Friday confirmed Pakistan’s squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates from October 17 to November 14. Pakistan is in Group 2 and will open their campaign against India on October 24 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.


From the squad that was announced on September 4 and after taking into consideration player performances and form, the selectors have made three changes.

Wicket keeper-batter Sarfaraz Ahmed and top-order batter Haider Ali have replaced middle-order batter Azam Khan and pacer Mohammad Hasnain respectively, while opener Fakhar Zaman, who was originally named as a travel reserve, has swapped places with middle-order batter Khushdil Shah.

The decision on Sohaib Maqsood’s inclusion in the squad will be made following medical advice. The top-order batter underwent MRI scans for the lower back after the October 6 National T20 match against Northern and missed Thursday’s Punjab derby against Central Punjab.
Pakistan’s 15-player squad (in alphabetical order):



Babar Azam (captain, Central Punjab)
Shadab Khan (vice-captain, Northern)
Asif Ali (Northern)
Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Haider Ali (Northern)
Haris Rauf (Northern)
Hasan Ali (Central Punjab)
Imad Wasim (Northern)
Mohammad Hafeez (Central Punjab)
Mohammad Nawaz (Northern)
Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper, Sindh)
Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Sohaib Maqsood (Southern Punjab)
Traveling reserves – Khushdil Shah (Southern Punjab), Shahnawaz Dahani (Sindh) and Usman Qadir (Central Punjab)

Player Support Personnel:


Mansoor Rana (manager), Saqlain Mushtaq (interim head coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant head coach), Matthew Hayden (batting consultant), Vernon Philander (bowling consultant), Cliffe Deacon (physiotherapist), Drikus Saaiman (strength and conditioning coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Talha Ejaz (team analyst), Col (retd) Muhammad Imran (Security Manager), Ibrahim Badees (media and digital manager), Dr Najeeb Soomro (team doctor) and Malang Ali (Masseur)


Chief selector Muhammad Wasim’s thoughts:

“After reviewing player performances in the highly-competitive National T20 and in consultation with the team management, we have decided to include Haider Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Sarfaraz Ahmed in the squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
“The three in-form players bring with them wealth of experience and talent, and provide further stability, balance and strength to the side.
“It must be tough for Azam, Khushdil and Hasnain for missing out but they still have a lot to offer in their careers. They are in our future plans as a lot of cricket has to be played post the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and in the lead up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
“I am pleased with the intensity and high quality of cricket that we have witnessed in the National T20. It has not only provided the players excellent match practice in the lead up to the UAE competition, it has also given us the opportunity to closely monitor the player progress and then make decisions that are in the best interest of the side for what will be a cut-throat tournament.”
Schedule of Pakistan’s matches in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 (all matches to start at 1900 Pakistan time):
24 Oct – Pakistan v India, ICC T20 WC (Group 2), Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
26 Oct – Pakistan v New Zealand, ICC T20 WC (Group 2), Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
29 Oct – Pakistan v Afghanistan, ICC T20 WC (Group 2), Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
2 Nov – Pakistan v A2, ICC T20 WC (Group 2), Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium, Abdu Dhabi
7 Nov –Pakistan v B1, ICC T20 WC (Group 2), Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
ICC T20 World Cup 2021 semi-final schedule:
10 Nov – 1st semi-final, Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
11 Nov – 2nd semi-final, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
14 Nov – Final, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
 

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A text from BCCI clark will put people in their places. Unfortunately Pakistan has to incur additional cost on new jersey
will see you during matches baby . word india is curse and we will not write on our shirts :lol: ukhar lo jo ukharna hai
 

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