Sourav, Manu and Jay Get Countdown
With just twelve months to go to the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in India, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have teamed up to reveal the brand identity of the 16 team tournament in Dubai today.
The seventh edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup will be the first global cricket event since this year’s highly successful women's edition.
The excitement that comes with the return of the ICC T20 World Cup, the unique fun and festive atmosphere of India, including the festival of lights - Diwali; as well as the fast and fierce pace of world’s best T20 cricket. Warm and vibrant, it aims to attract all fans, especially families and the young-at-heart - welcoming everyone to share this special event.
The seventh edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup comes five years after the event was held in India. It will be the first global cricket event since this year’s highly successful ICC Women’s T20 World Cup which climaxed with a record 86,174 people attending the Australia-India final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on International Women’s Day, earlier this year. Sixteen teams from across the world will be coming together to participate, including Papa New Guinea as the newest qualified nation.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly: “It is a matter of great honour for us to be hosting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. India has successfully staged several global events since the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 1987and I am sure cricketers from around the world would be excited at the prospect of playing in our cricket-loving country.
It is a matter of great honour for us to be hosting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Says Sourav Ganguly.
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney: “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 take the learnings from this and other Members who have staged international cricket into our planning.”
Honorary Secretary, BCCI Jay Shah: “The BCCI will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the health and safety of everyone concerned in this showpiece event is taken care of. the BCCI believes in the policy of innovating and adapting, and I am confident that we will overcome every challenge.”
The teams participating in the tournament scheduled for October-November next year are Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Namibia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.