T20 WC shifted to UAE and will begin on Oct 17: report
According to a report by ESPNCricinfo, the upcoming T20 World Cup, originally scheduled to be held in India in October-November this year, has been shifted to UAE and is scheduled to begin from October 17 with the final being held on November 14.
Although the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not yet written to the ICC officially about the shift, ESPNCricinfo's report states that the Indian cricket board has already started their preparations in this regard.
"As per the current plan, the first round of the T20 World Cup will be split across two groups and played in the UAE and Oman," read the report.
The report also mentioned that the Super 12 phase of the tournament will be held across three venues in the UAE -- Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah -- while Round 1 is set to be co-hosted by one of the venues in UAE and Oman.
The remainder of IPL, which was suspended in May, will resume from September 19 in UAE and the T20 World Cup will begin just days after the IPL final, the report added.