In an exciting update, India has been confirmed as the host of the T20 World Cup 2021. India was all set to host the tournament but the plan could have been changed after ICC postponed this year’s major tournament, which was supposed to happen in Australia in October-November this year. Australia will now host a big event in 2022.
Besides T20 World Cup, India will also host the 50-over cup in the year 2023. India last co-hosted the event along with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Earlier, ICC had officially decided to postpone the T20 World Cup but the Apex board had confirmed that the event will take place in 2022.
According to a report in PTI, BCCI and Cricket Australia were to discuss the T20 World Cups and on Friday, it was confirmed that BCCI will keep the hosting rights.
ICC Acting Chairman Imran Khwaja said: “Over the last few months as we have considered how we return to staging global events, our number one priority has been to protect the health and safety of everyone involved in ICC events.
“The decisions the Board have taken today are in the best interests of the sport, our partners and importantly our fans. I’d like to thank our partners at the BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket New Zealand as well as the Australian and New Zealand governments for their continued support and commitment to a safe return to ICC events.”
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “We now have absolute clarity on the future of ICC events enabling all of our Members to focus on the rescheduling of lost international and domestic cricket. We will now proceed as planned with the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in India and host the 2022 edition in Australia.”
Team India will play their maiden international series since March in Australia.
Upcoming ICC events –
2021 T20 World Cup in India
2022 T20 World Cup in Australia
2023 50-over World Cup in India
Social media is flooded with reactions from excited twitterati, who just can’t hold their excitement for the upcoming event. Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Big news that India will retain the hosting slot for the #ICCT20WorldCup in 2021 with Australia hosting 2022. That way India doesn't do World Cups in successive years. So a T20 World Cup in 2021 and a 50 over World Cup in 2023.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 7, 2020
India will be hosting 2021 T20 World Cup, West Indies will be defending their title in the same country which they won in 2016.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 7, 2020
India have a great chance to win the T20 World Cup next year. Home conditions will certainly help us, and nothing can be more delightful than winning the World Cup in front of home crowd. The passion, joy and excitement will be unmatched. ❤️
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 7, 2020
International Cricket Council (ICC) confirms that India will host T20 World Cup in 2021 and 2022 edition will be held in Australia pic.twitter.com/CgBvH7z77C
— BARaju (@baraju_SuperHit) August 7, 2020
ICC have announced that India will host the 2021 T20 World Cup as originally planned. Australia will now host the 2022 edition of the tournament#Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) August 7, 2020
— Aditya Saha (@adityakumar480) August 7, 2020
Winning 2021 T20 WC in india will give a good farewell to @msdhoni
He will make his comeback through IPL
— Ritwik Acharya (@ritwik_acharya) August 7, 2020