The onset of the pandemic soon after the Yashasvi Jaiswal-led team lost to Bangladesh in the final in South Africa in 2020 meant the current batch has had just over three months for preparation.
The tournament will be played in the league format, where all eight teams will face each other once, at the end of which the top four sides will qualify for the semi-finals.
One of the Pakistan fans who came down all the way from London for the game wasn't able to enter the stadium in time as the gates had been closed.
Afghanistan Cricket Board Executive Director Hamid Shinwari has recently been replaced by one Naseebullah Haqqani.
ICC charged Marlon Samuels for breaching four counts of the anti-corruption code during a T10 league, including failure to disclose hospitality benefits that could bring disrepute to the sport.
With advent of Hardik Pandya as an explosive batting all rounder, Binny's chances of national comeback dwindled.
The ICC T20 rankings saw Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan and England's Liam Livingstone make huge progress after finishing as leading run-scorers for their teams in the recently concluded T20 series.
Mongolia and Tajikistan are the 22nd and 23rd members of the Asia region, while Switzerland is Europe's 35th member, with the ICC now comprising 106 nembers in total.
Group 2 will comprise of former champions India and Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan and the other two qualifiers from Round 1.
Recently, the ICC decided to continue with the WTC in the next Future Tours Programme (2023-31), but the format and the number of teams is yet to be agreed upon.
Sawhney has termed the governing body's probe against him as a "premeditated witch-hunt".
The changes in the points system will have to be ratified by the ICC chief executives committee in the coming weeks.
ICC confirmed that the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 will be staged in the UAE and Oman due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in India.
Du Plessis said that if the guardians of the game don't take corrective steps now, international cricket runs the risk of losing out to domestic leagues in future.
Richardson said that that next year's World Cup in England and Wales represents a brilliant opportunity to prove the doubters wrong.