Former Indian cricketer and President of Hyderabad Cricket Association Mohammad Azharuddin is delighted over BCCI’s decision to include Hyderabad as one of the venues for the forthcoming ICC T20I World Cup 2021. The former Indian captain expressed his happiness over the news on social media. ICC T20I World Cup 2021 will be hosted in India during October-November 2021.
BCCI has selected 8 venues across the country to host the matches of ICC T20I World Cup 2021. Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Dharamsala are the 8 venues that are selected to host the events of the ICC T20I World Cup 2021.
Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is going to host the final of the tournament. Hyderabad has hosted 6 ODIs and 5 T20Is so far but has never hosted a match of ICC event. It will be the first time that Hyderabad will host a match from the ICC event.
Great News as Hyderabad will host some matches of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Says Mohammad Azharuddin
Taking to Twitter, Mohammad Azharuddin shared the news to everyone and expressed his happiness over BCCI’s decision.
“Great news that Hyderabad will host some of the ICC World #T20 games. After much persuasion Hyderabad has been selected as a venue for the ICC game for the very first time,” Mohammad Azharuddin wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, Mohammad Azharuddin was not happy when BCCI did not choose Hyderabad as one of the venues for ICC T20I World Cup 2021. However, BCCI picked Hyderabad and Lucknow ad backup venues for the tournament considering the COVID-19 situation in India.
The rising cases of COVID-19 in India have raised concerns for BCCI for the ICC T20I World Cup 2021. However, BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly is confident that BCCI will be successful to host the tournament. ICC T20I World Cup was earlier scheduled to be conducted last year in 2020 in Australia.
However, the tournament was postponed due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Later, India was picked up as the new host for the tournament.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan cricket team will have no issues travelling to India for ICC T20I World Cup 2021. The government is set to issue visas to Pakistan cricketers. However, whether the Pakistan cricket fans can travel to India to attend matches of ICC T20I World Cup 2021 is still not clear.