Srinagar, April 30: Amid catastrophic situation in India owing to second wave of COVID-19, there is all likelyhood that upcoming T20 World Cup may be shifted to UAE.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is contemplating the move to shift event to UAE in case the pandemic scenario in India doesn’t get better in coming months. The tournament is scheduled to be held from October 18 to November 15.
It is despite the fact that BCCI has said that it is hopeful that situation will improve and event would be held in India. The shifting of event to UAE is the contingency plan, and never a swap with Australia – which is to host the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Dhiraj Malhotra, the overall supervisor for recreation growth of the BCCI – was quoted by BBC , “So, I am doing all the pieces we will to ensure it occurs (in India)…”
“We might be doing regular situation, and worst case situation, so with all that we’re speaking to the ICC in the mean time,”
When requested which nation would host the occasion if it didn’t go forward in India, Malhotra stated, “It could be the UAE. We’re hoping once more that it might be achieved by the BCCI. So, we’ll take the event there, however it’ll nonetheless be achieved by the BCCI.”
Through the Apex Council assembly on April 16, the BCCI had shortlisted Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Dharamsala, Ahmedabad and Lucknow because the 9 host venues. However with the nation badly hit by the second wave of COVID-19, issues look unsure.