BCCI to maintain UAE as backup choice for T20 World Cup amid coronavirus

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shared that it’s conserving UAE as a backup venue for the 2021 males’s T20 World Cup becasue of the coronavirus pandmic, reported cricket portal ESPNCricInfo.

“I hope so. I am doing everything we can to make sure that it happens,” stated Dhiraj Malhotra, the match director for the T20 World Cup, on the BBC‘s Stumped podcast this week.

“We will be doing the normal scenario, COVID-scenario, worst-case scenario. [For] all that we are in talks with the ICC at the moment,” stated the official.

The World Cup which is able to embody 16 groups is scheduled to happen in India between October and November this yr, with the ultimate on November 14.

Malhotra, who was lately appointed BCCI’s basic supervisor of cricket operations and recreation improvement, stated that the board had included UAE as a part of its contingency plan if ICC declares the nation unsafe for the match.

“It would be (the) UAE. And we are hoping it will again be done by BCCI – we will take the tournament there. So it will be still run by BCCI,” stated the BCCI GM.

ICC mulls over probabilities of India internet hosting T-20 World Cup amid devastating virus spell

The alarming surge in coronavirus instances in India has raised issues amid the International Cricket Council (ICC) relating to the potential for holding the T20 Worldcup within the virus-hit nation.

Sources confirmed that the ICC is “deeply concerned over the mushrooming coronavirus cases in India,” subsequently, the worldwide cricket governing physique has determined to take a better take a look at the virus scenario of the nation.

ICC goals to be absolutely happy with the conduct of the T20 World Cup because it believes that the well being and security of groups and different stakeholders, together with broadcasters, can’t be compromised.

The ICC delegation will go to India within the subsequent few days, however within the present scenario, going to India can also be being thought-about a problem for the delegation itself.

The ICC can also be set to overview India’s 9 proposed venues for the World Cup. The council will make the ultimate resolution on the venues after reviewing them.