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ICC T20 WC: Uncertainty looms over T20 World Cup in India after IPL postponement

ICC T20 WC: Uncertainty looms over T20 World Cup in India after IPL postponement | Cricket Information

Uncertainty looms over India internet hosting the T20 World Cup this 12 months after the Indian Premier League (IPL) was postponed on Tuesday following rising Covid-19 constructive circumstances in 4 out of the eight competing groups, and throughout India.
The IPL bio-bubble was alleged to be tight and impenetrable regardless of the rising variety of Covid-19 circumstances throughout the nation. Nonetheless, the emergence of constructive circumstances in half of the IPL groups has put query marks over the Indian cricket board’s capacity to place up a secure bio-secure setting.
UPDATE: The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency assembly has unanimously determined to postpone IPL 2021 season with speedy impact.
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The World Cup is scheduled to be held in October-November in India.
Though the event remains to be 5 months away and the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) feels there may be nonetheless time, the compelled suspension of the event is unlikely to go down effectively with the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) and the opposite nationwide cricket boards.
An ICC recce crew that was supposed to go to India through the IPL cancelled/postponed its programme because of the pandemic.
A high BCCI official final week confirmed that the UAE has already been stored as a standby venue for the T20 Wold Cup.
“It might be the UAE. We’re hoping once more that it will be achieved by the BCCI. So, we’ll take the event there, however it’ll nonetheless be achieved by the BCCI,” Dhiraj Malhotra, Normal Supervisor (Sport Growth), instructed BBC’s Stumped podcast final week.
India is witnessing a surge in Covid-19 circumstances with each day recent circumstances within the vary of three.5 to 4 lakh. Aside from that, India can also be reporting round 3,500 deaths a day.
If the state of affairs does not enhance going ahead, different cricket boards too could also be reluctant to ship their groups. Even whereas the IPL was underway with none reported Covid-19 circumstances, some Australian gamers and commentator Michael Slater left the bio-bubble to return residence.
If the T20 World Cup does not occur in India, it will likely be the primary time India will likely be internet hosting a global event or a sequence outdoors the nation.
The BCCI has hosted the IPL overseas twice beforehand — in South Africa in 2009 and within the UAE in 2020. It additionally hosted a part of the 2014 IPL version within the UAE.
There had been talks to carry the IPL within the UAE this 12 months additionally, however a bit of the BCCI didn’t comply with it and as a substitute determined to host it in India.
On Monday, two gamers of the Kolkata Knight Riders crew – Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier – and the bowling coach of Chennai Tremendous Kings, Laxmipathy Balaji examined constructive whereas on Tuesday, a participant every from SunRisers Hyderabad (Wriddhiman Saha) and Delhi Capitals (believed to be Amit Mishra) examined constructive. In addition to, two members of assist employees of the CSK additionally examined constructive.

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