The United Arab Emirates and Oman will host the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday.

The competition will now begin on October 17 and end on November 14 with the final. This comes after the BCCI announced on Monday that the T20 World Cup will be moved out of India. BCCI was able to tackle a couple of major issues with this single step.

First and foremost, there was the significant issue of international teams refusing to provide NOCs to their players for the IPL prior of the T20I World Cup. The BCCI was aware that if the major international stars do not show up, the league will lose its flavour. However, with the IPL 2021 set to end on October 10 and the main round of the T20I World Cup set to begin in the third week of October or later, players will have a brief respite before representing their respective countries.

In addition, the BCCI has agreed to include Muscat’s Oman Cricket Academy Stadium as one of the venue. The ICC now has a regulation that any venue hosting a world event game must notify the apex council at least 10-12 days ahead of time. The T20 World Cup qualifying phase will have two groups of four teams competing against one other.

The main round of the T20 World Cup will be held entirely in the United Arab Emirates.

According to reports, one of these groups will play its matches in Oman, while the other would play in one of the UAE’s facilities. This suggests that the IPL may only utilise two of the three stadiums in the UAE for the final week, handing over the third to the ICC. The T20 World Cup’s main round, which will include 12 teams divided into two groups, will be held in three UAE cities: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.

Another issue that the BCCI resolved was the Lodha Commission’s regulations, which stipulate that Indian team players must take a two-week rest between two missions.