New Delhi. After the postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Tuesday due to growing cases of Kovid-19, India is now in trouble over the T20 World Cup in October November this year. Are looming. The IPL bio bubble should have been impregnable despite the increasing number of Kovid cases across the country. However, with half of the IPL teams appearing in positive cases, there has been a question mark on the safe bio-secure capability of the Indian Cricket Board.
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However, it is still five months for the T20 World Cup to be held in India and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) feels that there is still time. The Board believes that the possibility of forced suspension of the tournament is slim. The ICC team was scheduled to visit India during the IPL, but due to the epidemic it canceled its schedule. Last week, a top BCCI official confirmed that the UAE has been retained as a standby venue for the T20 World Cup.
BCCI’s general manager of sports development Dheeraj Malhotra said in an interview recently, “Its (venue) will be the UAE. We hope that it will be organized by the BCCI. So this tournament will be here and it will be done by the BCCI. The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in October-November. But the second wave of Corona is going on in the country at the moment and 3.5 lakh cases are coming from the last few days and about 3000 people are dying. If the situation does not improve, this will be the first time that India will host an international tournament or series outside the country.
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The BCCI has hosted the IPL overseas twice before. This includes South Africa in 2009 and UAE in 2020. The 2014 IPL edition was also held in the UAE. There were talks to organize the IPL in the UAE this year as well, but a section of the BCCI did not agree to it and decided to host it in India instead.
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