ICC T20 World Cup 2021: BCCI not fully confirmed to host the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in India

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ICC T20 World Cup 2021: BCCI not fully confirmed to host the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in India.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021: After the indefinite suspension of the cash-rich league on 3rd May, the BCCI has been under serious stress. Without the breach of the bio-bubbles, as many as four franchises reported covid cases post which the IPL 2021 was suspended. Although most of the overseas recruiters of the IPL have been sent home safely by the BCCI.

The BCCI and the other major cricket playing nations looked at the IPL as the rehearsals of the forthcoming ICC event. The World Cup is scheduled to play in October at different venues and looking at the circumstances, none of the players will agree to come to India.

However, the dynamics can be different if covid cases in the country start to fall suddenly. Although, the ICC is in no hurry to make any decisions now. The final call will be taken in July.

In light of what’s happening in India, KKR and Australian pacer Pat Cummins said that India should not host this year’s World Cup in these situations.

“If it’s going to be a drain on resources or it’s not going to be safe, then I don’t think it’s right to play it over here. That’s the first question which needs to be answered,” said Pat Cummins to The Age newspaper from landing in the Maldives.

All the Australian players, commentators, and support staff who were part of IPL 2021 have been airlifted to the Maldives by the BCCI as the Australian government has banned flights from India. 

“It’s probably too early to say. It’s six months away. The priority should be for cricket authorities to work with the Indian government to see what’s best for the Indian people,” he added.

As per the sources, BCCI is still confident to host the ICC event in India itself as the cases will surely go down by that time however to be on the safer side, UAE is put on standby.

“We are confident that the situation will improve in the coming days and the World Cup would go ahead in India as planned. We have zeroed in on nine venues and preparations are on and considering that we have quite a few more venues across the country, we can prepare backup venues within the country itself so that we do not burden the health infrastructure for a particular state or another in the eventuality that the situation has not returned to normal by the time of the showpiece event,” a BCCI official had told ANI.

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