BCCI To Try And Retain T20 World Cup In India; IPL To Move To UK Or UAE?
The hot topic of every cricket fan’s conversation involves the talks about IPL 2021 and the upcoming T20 World Cup in India. The former was stopped due to the detection of Covid-19 cases amongst certain members of the IPL franchises. These included players and coaching staff members. The reports going around suggested that the remainder of the tournament would not take place in India. This had raised quite a few doubts about the upcoming international T20 tournament as well.
Both the BCCI and the ICC were in talks to find a solution to the problem. The T20 World Cup had already been cancelled last year. This was something that the two organizations talking things out wanted to avoid this time around. Despite that, the BCCI has a firm stand and will want to retain the tournament’s rights for India, as they take this stand at the Special General Body Meeting(SGM) on the 29th of May.
What Is The Latest Update On The T20 World Cup And The IPL 2021 Tournament?
The BCCI is keen to have the T20 World Cup in India, which is scheduled for the October-November period. The Board Of Control For Cricket In India could already be set to lose more money, with the second phase of the IPL 2021 tournament possibly being shifted to the UK or UAE. This was after the IPL Governing Council and the BCCI came to an agreement that it was not safe to continue the competition in India.
With that being said, a recent statement had been made by them. It read as, “Right now, India is the host venue for the World Cup. That is how the Board is seeing it. If things go awry again, then a call will be taken only after the month of June. And yes, UAE is the second option.
The purpose of this meeting is to finalize the venue for the T20 World Cup and the remainder of the IPL, with the current situation. There could be a few changes made in the upcoming days. Let’s wait and watch.