The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 draw are scheduled to take place in Oman today and will gather all the attention, as everyone will be looking forward to the much-awaited ICC T20 world cup draws. Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and Jay Shah, the board secretary, would also be in Oman for the draws.
The event is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. At the ceremony, the BCCI duo will be accompanied by ICC officials. Only the T20 World Cup draws will be released during the occasion, with the full fixture schedule to be published in a week.
It will be exciting to see if arch-rivals India and Pakistan, who won the tournament’s first two editions, are placed in the same group unlike the previous rounds of the tournament. All eyes will be on these two teams as well, as these two teams do not often play each other in any of the bilateral series. They only get to compete with each other in ICC tournaments.
It should also be highlighted that the qualifier event will most likely take place in the first round of the competition, with four of the eight teams advancing to the main event. Eight teams have already qualified for the main round, with four more joining them through the qualifications, for a total of twelve teams. The eight teams who will be competing and looking for their chances to advance further for the main event are Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman, and Papua New Guinea.
The BCCI will host the T20 World Cup, which will begin on September 17 in the UAE and Oman. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in India, but the management was obliged to relocate due to the postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 halfway through the season a few months ago.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak in India, the flagship event of ICC was relocated to the UAE and Oman, still, the BCCI remains the host. Although India’s Covid-19 crisis is now under control, the virus’s third wave is likely to reach the nation in September-October. The plan to hold the event in India was judged too dangerous due to the T20 World Cup being held around the same time.