International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO Manu Sawhney, Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly and BCCI Honorary Secretary Jay Shah started the countdown to the 2021 T20 World Cup in India on Thursday. “It is a great honor for us to host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup,” Ganguly said in an ICC press release. “India has successfully hosted several global events since the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 1987 and I am sure cricketers from all over the world would be excited about the prospect of playing in our cricket-loving country,” he added .
“I have enjoyed participating in ICC events as a player and know from experience that there is nothing better than the vibrant atmosphere of a global cricket event with millions around the world watching every match. I now look forward to my role. as an administrator as we prepare to host the prestigious event, ”he said.
“With Diwali only two days away and the countdown to the tournament in India underway, now is a great time to unveil our brand identity that so beautifully reflects the vibrant festival of lights,” said Manu Sawhney.
“We are working very closely with the BCCI to host a fantastic tournament that will bring together the best players in the world to compete in the first global cricket event since the arrival of the pandemic. Our focus will be on organizing a safe event that fans around the world can enjoy, ”he added.
“The BCCI will do everything it can to ensure the health and safety of all involved in this showpiece is taken care of. While we are committed to providing a rich viewing experience, I also want to assure the ICC and its member. that India is known for its warm hospitality and we will make you feel at home, ”said Shah.
“In these times of pandemic where there are severe constraints, the BCCI believes in the policy of innovation and adaptation, and I am confident that we will overcome any challenge,” he added.
Sawhney also congratulated BCCI and the Emirates Cricket Board for successfully hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in the United Arab Emirates.
“Our compliments to the BCCI, the teams and the Emirates Cricket Board for successfully managing the Dream 11 Indian Premier League in a safe and secure manner. We will continue to bring the lessons of these and other members who have organized international cricket into our schedule., ”he said.
The T20 World Cup 2021 will be held between October and November.
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