The BCCI’s determination to droop the IPL halfway by means of the version might result in the T20 World Cup being moved in a foreign country later this yr.
India has been awarded the 16-team marquee occasion, scheduled to be performed in October-November. But match director Dhiraj Malhotra had just lately confirmed that the United Arab Emirates was a back-up venue for the match.
The IPL’s suspension will likely be a significant roadblock in convincing the International Cricket Council (ICC) and collaborating cricket associations concerning the case for staging the occasion in India. Indeed, a BCCI official conceded that “it will be a miracle” if they comply with journey.
“It’s a major roadblock, with everyone being apprehensive. We are still confident of hosting the tournament and hope that the wave subsides and teams agree to travel to India. At the moment, it appears a distant possibility and we may have to host the event in UAE,” the official added.
The ICC Annual Conference in June is ready to finalise the venue for the match.
Despite a number of stakeholders, together with key personnel in organising the occasion, having expressed apprehensions about internet hosting IPL 2021 in India throughout the pandemic, the BCCI went forward with its plan to deal with the occasion as a dry run for the T20 World Cup. Even in early March, a plan for staging the match in 4 venues within the Mumbai-Pune hall, avoiding air journey, was introduced to the BCCI prime brass.
But the Board determined to take a calculated threat and finalised a caravan format with six host cities.