The International Cricket Council has given BCCI time until June 28 to call on whether to host the T20 World Cup in India amid the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ICC Board of Directors met practically on Tuesday with the participation of India by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah. The T20 World Cup is set to appear in October-November this year.
As reported by PTI, BCCI is looking for a month and the ICC council unanimously agreed to give this for a detailed assessment of the health situation in the country, which was left dotted with a second wave of the raging pandemic.
“Yes, the ICC board has agreed to the BCCI’s request and they will have until June 28 to decide on hosting the T20 World Cup in India. They will return to the board next month with a concrete plan,” a source close to the Council said. the ICC told PTI on Tuesday.
If BCCI is unable to host the event in India, given the looming threat of a third wave of the pandemic, the tournament will move to the UAE once it has hosted IPLwhich ends probably on October 10th.
BCCI may retain hosting rights in this scenario.
BCCI is considering several more windows in 2022 in case October-November is not feasible in India.
“BCCI is keen to host a global tournament in India. They don’t want to let it go. There are two more windows being examined by the ICC board. One is February 2022, but then it could coincide with the ICC Women 50 over the World Cup. “So it can be a little complicated,” said a member of the ICC board.
“The other option BCCI has is to try in June immediately after the next IPL, but then you have to find a cluster of cities where the monsoons won’t hit at that time. Also after four months, can you have another world T20 Championship in Australia ?, “asked the board member of the ICC.
It is also learned that BCCI has stated that the 900 rupee tax exemption for the said event is being discussed with the government and the board will be updated for any developments.
Four more editions of the World Test Championship in the next cycle
The World Trial Championship, which faced many difficulties in its first edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue over the next eight-year cycle between 2023-2031, despite fears raised by ICC President Greg Barclay during an earlier media interaction with news services.
“Yes, there will be four more editions of the World Test Championship over the next eight-year cycle between 2023-2031. The board believes that the World Test Championship has given a context to test cricket and will help promote the traditional format among the younger generation,” he said. the member of the ICC board.
The inaugural final of the World Test Championship will be held between India and New Zealand in Southampton from 18 to 22 June.