Another big question is how many foreign players will want to take the risk of coming to India if the situation does not improve much. He said, “They will come to UAE to play IPL and will also be ready to play in the T20 World Cup there.
New Delhi. Proposed in October-November in India t20 world cup Preparations are being made to organize the event in UAE and Oman because of the difficult situation of Kovid-19 in the country. Indian cricket board (BCCI) internally ICC (International Cricket Council) has been informed to start its preparation. The UAE was always the first option for this tournament, with Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah joining Oman’s capital Muscat as the fourth venue for the World Cup starting in the last week of October. A senior BCCI official aware of the developments in the ICC Board told PTI on the condition of anonymity, “Yes, the BCCI has sought four weeks’ time to formally take a final decision during the ICC Board meeting, but internally. They have explicitly stated that they would like to retain the hosting rights and have no objection to the tournament being held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
He said that Muscat has been specifically kept as the host for the preliminary round matches of the 16-team competition. This will give enough time to refresh the three grounds in the UAE, which have hosted 31 matches of the IPL (Indian Premier League). He said, “If the IPL gets over by October 10, then the matches of the T20 World Cup in the UAE can be started in November. This will give three weeks time to prepare the pitches for the global competition. In the meantime, the first week matches can be played in Oman.” Most of the ICC board members are of the view that India are trying to cut time as it is very difficult to predict how the conditions will be in October-November . He said, “If you think about it practically, then India is now getting more than 120,000 cases of Kovid-19 infection daily which is compared to the cases coming in the end of April and the beginning of this month. Close to a third.”
“How can you say yes to hosting the T20 World Cup on June 28, if there is a third wave, how can you think about the health situation from October onwards,” the veteran official said. The second question in the matter is that if the BCCI is hesitant to restart the eight-team IPL in India in September, then how can it host 16 teams in the country within a month. He said, “Everyone in the BCCI knows that there will be no impact of monsoon on Kovid-19. There will be a revenue stake of Rs 2500 crore on this tournament.” An ICC Associate Country official associated with this tournament said, “It is a 16-nation tournament and if any one team has a bubble (bio-secure) If many cases (Kovid-19) come in then it will not be like IPL. Teams will not have the option of selecting outside players 14-15. There are many other issues in this.”
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