The International Cricket Council, better known as the ICC announced a maximum of 15 players and eight officials ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup that is scheduled to be held in the UAE from October.
As confirmed by the officials of the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board), the ICC has set a deadline of 10th September for the participating nations to submit the list of the 15 players and eight officials who will be involved in the world cup.
The PCB official said, “The ICC has also allowed all participating nations to bring additional players with their squads because of the COVID-19 situation and bio-secure bubble but the concerned boards will have to bear the costs of these additional players, The ICC bears the expenses of only 15 players and eight officials. It is now up to the boards to decide how many additional players they want to have with their main squads given the COVID-19 situation because if any player tests positive or they are injury issues, the teams can take replacements from their additional players.”
The ICC T20 World Cup commences from 17th October in the UAE and the qualifying tournament for teams like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Ireland will be held in Oman.
ICC also stated that the teams can make changes five days before the quarantine period for the nations begin.
Four teams will be qualifying for the super-12 stage which will commence from 24th October.