Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah write to state associations after T20 WC shifts out of India

back icon
safari
29 Jun 2021 | 06:12 AM
authorcricket.com staff

Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah write to state associations after T20 WC shifts out of India

Sourav Ganguly, in another letter, suggested that the decision had to be taken keeping the possible third wave in the mind

Yesterday, Sourav Ganguly confirmed in an interview that the T20 World Cup, which was supposed to be in India this year, was shifted to Oman and UAE for safety concerns. Given it would be a heavy loss for the state associations aspiring to host a few games, Jay Shah wrote to all associations, explaining the reason behind the same.

"After much deliberation, it has been decided that safety of players and other stakeholders is of paramount importance and keeping that in mind, it is best that we shift the ICC T20 World Cup to the United Arab Emirates," Shah wrote in his letter to state associations, reported Sportstar.

"It was not an easy decision and we mulled over it for months, constantly keeping an eye on the COVID situation all along. However, with the second wave causing such devastation, the decision ultimately boiled down to the safety and well-being of the players and organisers. There is nothing more that we could have wanted than to host this prestigious tournament in India, but it was not to be," he added.

Sourav Ganguly, in another letter, suggested that the decision had to be taken keeping the possible third wave in mind. "Although, vaccination in the country is going at breakneck speed, there are reports of a third wave and different variants, which we just cannot ignore. There is nothing more that we could have wanted than to host this prestigious tournament in India, but it was not to be," Ganguly wrote in the letter.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
It's official - ICC T20 WC to start on 17 October in Oman and UAE
The BCCI will remain the hosts of the event
usercricket.com staff
29 Jun 2021
safari
NEWS
T20 World Cup to be shifted from India to UAE: Ganguly
The showpiece event is to be held in October-November
usercricket.com staff
28 Jun 2021
safari
NEWS
Letter to Ganguly was to propel him into action to course-correct: Raman
The 55-year-old said that the team will have to get out of their comfort zone if they want to keep improving
usercricket.com staff
17 May 2021
safari
NEWS
England counties offer to host IPL in September in UK
MCC, Surrey, Warwickshire, and Lancashire have offered to host the tournament in England
usercricket.com staff
06 May 2021
safari
NEWS
No Ranji Trophy for the first time in 87 years
As per the wishes of the majority of the state units, the BCCI has given the Vijay Hazare Trophy a go-ahead
userPTI
30 Jan 2021
safari
NEWS
England to play four Tests instead of five in India: Ganguly
The series, planned for February-March, but warned the coronavirus pandemic could still cause problems
userAFP
25 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
We will be hosting England in February 2021: Ganguly
The BCCI President assured all state associations that domestic cricket will start as and when the situation is safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic
userPTI
22 Aug 2020
safari
NEWS
Ganguly dismisses speculations of rift with Shastri
The duo had a fallout when Shastri had applied for the role of head coach in 2016
userPTI
06 Dec 2019
safari
NEWS
Sourav Ganguly officially takes charge as BCCI president
The former star will head Indian cricket administration for the next nine months
userPTI
23 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
Less is more - Ganguly on hosting WC every three years
ICC is also planning to organise T20 World Cup every year
userPTI
16 Oct 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved