The T20 World Cup 2021 only a year away is the. Sourav Ganguly, BCCI President and Honorary Secretary Jay Shah have begun preparations for the showpiece event scheduled to take place in India after 5 years.
It will be the 1st global cricket event since the highly successful ICC Women's T20 World Cup this year, which ended with a record of 86,174 people attending the Australia-India final match on International Women's Day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
16 teams from all over the world, including Papua New Guinea as the newest eligible country, will come together to participate in the October-November cricket event.
Sourav Ganguly said that for them to host the ICC Men's T20 World Cup is a matter of great honour. Since the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in 1987, India has successfully hosted many global events, and he is sure cricket players from all over the world will be excited about the prospect of playing in the cricket-loving country.
The BCCI president pointed out that he has enjoyed being part of ICC events as a player and knows from experience that nothing beats the buzzing atmosphere of a global cricket event with millions across the world watching every match. As they prepare to host the prestigious event, he is now looking forward to playing his part as an administrator.
The 16 teams as below:
India, Afghanistan, England, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Africa, Netherlands, Ireland, Namibia, Sri Lanka, Oman Papua New Guinea, Scotland and the West Indies.