The BCCI is assured that India will host the T20 World Cup in October as per schedule regardless of a surge in COVID-19 instances within the nation however the marquee ICC occasion may be held in five cities as an alternative of the initially 9 short-listed venues. As per conference, ICC retains a back-up nation prepared and it’s been the UAE for the previous one 12 months.
The IPL is at present on at totally different venues in separate bio-secure environments however BCCI will face maybe its largest check of managing a big-ticket ICC match in opposed circumstances.
“We are nonetheless hopeful that with five months left and important inhabitants being vaccinated, we are going to be able to host the T20 World Cup. Yes, one of many choices may be curbing the 9 venues to a most 4 or five,” a senior BCCI office-bearer stated.
An ICC spokesperson informed PTI that shifting the match to the UAE will not be being thought of at this stage.
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