BCCI to seek more time from ICC on World T20's fate

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| May 29, 8:17 AM

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking to seek more time from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to hold the World T20 in India. The governing body is scheduled to have a meeting to have a discussion regarding the matter on June 1. 

The ICC might be moving the World T20 out of India citing the rise in Covid-19 cases in the country but the BCCI is of the opinion that it will be able to explore all the possibilities to hold the competition in the country. 

This means that the ICC, who were scheduled to hold their own meeting on June 1 about the World Cup might have to defer the same given BCCI's request. Originally, the tournament was supposed to be hosted by India between October 18 - November 15.

The IPL 2021 had also been suspended on May 4 and will now take place in the UAE, confirmed the BCCI. The schedule of the cash-rich league is yet to be decided but the remaining fixtures might take place between September 19-October 10. 

“The suspension of the IPL has been a big blow. Most of the foreign players would be sceptical about returning to India within six months. In such a scenario, some of the countries may refuse to come here and that could force the ICC to take a fresh look at the venue. The ICC could always seek a reaction from the participating countries before taking a final decision,” a source had told The Telegraph earlier.

Before the rise in cases, the BCCI had shortlisted Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Dharamsala, Ahmedabad and Lucknow as the nine host venues to hold the Wold T20. 


 

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