In view of the Corona crisis, the International Cricket Council (ICC) may have given the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) time till June 28 to take a decision on hosting the T20 World Cup to be held this year. There is every possibility that the T20 World Cup will no longer be held in India, but in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The T20 World Cup is to be held in October-November this year. The hosting rights are with BCCI and BCCI does not want to lose them in any case.
India was represented by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah in the online meeting of the ICC Board held on Tuesday, in which the ICC Board unanimously gave one month to the BCCI to decide on hosting the T20 World Cup. Had given. After this, the BCCI has to appear before the ICC Board with a concrete plan to host the T20 World Cup next month, but now there is a possibility that the BCCI will organize the T20 World Cup in the UAE in its own hosting. can do.
The plan doesn't look solid
Regarding the hosting of the T20 World Cup, a BCCI official said, "BCCI had sought time till July 1 from the ICC Board to take a decision on this, but the ICC has given time till the end of June." Although we have plans to organize the matches of this World Cup in Pune apart from three stadiums in Mumbai, but this plan also does not look completely concrete. In such a situation, there is no possibility of T20 World Cup being held in India, so it is almost certain that even though we have got a month's time, but this World Cup will now be held in UAE only. If this World Cup takes place in the UAE, then its matches can be held in three stadiums in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
ICC looking at Muscat in Oman as an alternate venue
However, the ICC Board on Tuesday also made it clear that if the BCCI is unable to host the T20 World Cup, then the UAE will be its alternate venue. The ICC board also said that it is looking at Muscat in Oman as an alternative venue and can host the preliminary round matches of the T20 World Cup there. However, due to some reason this World Cup does not happen this year, then the ICC Board is looking for two more windows to organize it, in which one is February 2022, but the Women's ODI World Cup is also to be held at the same time. The second option is after the next IPL in June, but cities will have to be found where there will be no impact of monsoon. Another T20 World Cup is to be held in Australia within four months.
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