As per conference, ICC retains a again-up nation prepared and it has been the UAE for the previous one yr.
The IPL is at present on in separate bio-safe environments but BCCI will face maybe its greatest check of managing a giant-ticket ICC event in hostile circumstances.
“We are still hopeful that with five months left and a significant population being vaccinated, we will be in a position to host the T20 World Cup. Yes, one of the options could be curtailing the nine venues to a maximum four or five,” a senior BCCI workplace bearer instructed PTI on Friday.
An ICC recce workforce was supposed to attain Delhi on April 26 to examine the bio-safe preparations for the IPL, holding in thoughts the T20 World Cup but the journey bans imposed on India led to the postponement of the journey.
“Yes, the team was supposed to arrive earlier this week but with travel bans in place, they will come later once the situation returns to normalcy,” the workplace bearer stated.
An ICC spokesperson instructed PTI that shifting the event to the UAE isn’t being thought-about at this stage.
“We’re monitoring the situation. Too early at this stage to make a call. Team didn’t travel as UAE has shut its borders to India,” the ICC official stated.
BCCI’s GM (Game Development) Dhiraj Malhotra was on Friday quoted as saying by the BBC that “UAE is the back up venue”.
However an workplace bearer stated that UAE was all the time the second choice as per guidelines.
“You always have a back up venue and UAE has been the venue after it was passed at the ICC meeting last year. There’s nothing new in what Dhiraj had said. Obviously, if the situation remains the same after five months, you will have to have Plan B ready,” the workplace bearer stated.
Usually, when ICC T20 World Cup has been held in different international locations like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the occasion has all the time been confined to three or 4 venues but it hasn’t been a case in India due to board politics and its associated compulsions.
A former BCCI workplace bearer, who was concerned in organisation of each 2011 World Cup and 2016 T20 World Cup put it aptly.
“You have president Sourav Ganguly‘s city (Kolkata), vice-president Rajiv Shukla’s city (Lucknow), secretary Jay Shah’s city (Ahmedabad), treasurer Arun Dhumal’s city (Dharamsala).
“And there are 4 greatest stadiums in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and Bangalore together with Hyderabad,” he said, hinting that it’s difficult to ignore any of these big venues.
The distribution of matches has always been a very touchy issue in the BCCI and if the T20 World Cup goes ahead as per plan, some tough decisions will have to be taken.
“The BCCI has proven that two distinct bubbles at one given cut-off date work splendidly nicely but the second it is scattered to 9 cities, it might be a nightmare with 16 groups in query,(*9*)For Pakistan, it is all the time protected to play in Delhi or Lucknow since Mumbai is out of query. Similarly for England or Australia, Mumbai is logistically very handy. So these are sure elements,” he stated.