Sri Lanka, UAE saved as India’s again up for 2021 World T20: Report

New Delhi, August 12

Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates are the 2 back-up international locations being zeroed in on by the ICC, in case India is unable to host subsequent 12 months’s T20 World Cup.

While there may be nonetheless one 12 months to go earlier than the mega occasion which was set to be held in Australia this 12 months however acquired postponed because of rising circumstances of COVID-19 and incapacity of the host nation to handle 16 groups.

According to a report in ESPN Cricinfo, “Sri Lanka and the UAE are among the back-up venues for the 2021 men’s T20 World Cup, should the Covid-19 pandemic make India an untenable host.”      

The ICC confirmed final week that India will host subsequent 12 months’s match as scheduled within the unique Future Tours Programme whereas this 12 months’s postponed version in Australia goes forward in 2022.

However, it’s a normal protocol to have back-up venues listed for any international occasion.

“Identifying potential back-up venues is normal observe for each ICC occasion, but it surely takes on further significance at the moment due to the character of the pandemic.

“India is at the moment the third-worst-hit nation on the planet when it comes to circumstances, in line with most information research, with over 2 million circumstances thus far and over 45,000 deaths,” acknowledged the web site.

“The current situation has forced the BCCI to relocate the IPL to the UAE, and only tentative plans are in place for the domestic season,” it added.

No one within the BCCI is in the intervening time keen to touch upon the problem as they suppose that there’s a lengthy strategy to go earlier than the match begins. PTI

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