The United Arab Emirates has proved to be a favorite for most nations when it comes to organising cricket tournaments during the ongoing pandemic. The security and safety that the Arab nation offers during these times is unparalleled to any other nation in the world and the trust of the international Cricket Council further explains this statement.
The first match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will be between Pakistan and India and though the viewers are extremely excited about the clash hoping for their preferred nations to make it to the finals, nothing can be said for certain about teams who will be making to the top of the chart.
But there is one thing that is confirmed as of now which is that Dubai will be hosting the finals for the mega cricketing event. The headquarters of the ICC is all set to host the seventh edition of the finals. Thai will be the first time for any middle eastern nation to host this particular event.
Dubai has established itself as one of the most prefered locations owing to its safety precautions and arrangements in recent years. Earlier also, Dubai has successfully hosted multi-discipline events and thai time too, it has confidently taken up the role to conduct the final event which will witness the best of 16 nations.
Both the teams arrive dearly for covid-19 reasons as well as to give themselves ample time to prepare for the matches. Pakistan’s side seemed confident when it promed a win against India. The team led by babar Azam stressed that the UAE has been like a home ground to them and it will only make the task easy.
“UAE’s conditions will suit as it is like a home ground for us, having played there for a long period of time,” said another explosive cricketer Imad Wasim.
Off to UAE. Your support means more than anything. Stand by your team. Keep supporting. Keep praying. Keep believing. #PakistanZindabad ?? pic.twitter.com/Venlgoz2EV— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) October 15, 2021
As for the Indian side, many players have shown confidence about their performance thanks to the recently concluded Indian Premier League. Even former cricketer Suresh Raina said that IPL, also hosted by the UAE, prepared the players to adapt better and faster to the climate as well as the ground.