UAE might host the upcoming T20 World Cup if the Covid state of affairs does not enhance in India.© BCCI/IPL
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has Plan B prepared in case the continuing coronavirus pandemic forces the upcoming T20 World Cup to be shifted outdoors the nation. BBC, quoting BCCI’s General Manager of Game Development Dheeraj Malhotra, stated that the Indian cricket board is contemplating United Arab Emirates because the alternate choice if Covid state of affairs does not enhance within the nation. “I’ve just been named one of the tournament directors, so I’m doing everything we can to make sure it happens (in India). We will be doing normal scenario, COVID scenario and worst-case scenario, so with all that we’re talking to the ICC at the moment,” Malhotra was quoted within the BBCStumped podcast.
Speaking on a potential alternate venue that the BCCI has in thoughts in case the match is to be shifted outdoors India, Malhotra stated the T20 World Cup will then be held within the UAE.
“It would be the UAE. We’re hoping again that it would be done by the BCCI. So, we’ll take the tournament there, but it’ll still be done by the BCCI.”
The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in India later this yr.
Last yr, the T20 World Cup was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic and the International Cricket Council had introduced that the postponed match will happen Down Under in 2022.
Notably, IPL 2020 was additionally held within the UAE final yr after the postponement of T20 World Cup.
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