According to reports, the International Cricket Council (ICC) will be holding an executive board meeting on June 1 in order to take a final call over the fate of the T20 World Cup, which is likely to be shifted out of India.
As the covid-19’s latest wave in the country seems to be in full fury, India’s hopes of hosting the T20 World Cup later this year has fallen under scrutiny. The governing body in India, BCCI, is set to hold a Special General Meeting, two days prior to the meeting held by ICC executives.
With the Indian Premier League already suspended indefinitely due to the dreadful second wave in the country, the BCCI has been prompted to become open to suggestions. Holding a 16-team World Cup in October-November will not only be a difficult task, but also a dangerous one, as the Indian government authorities are preparing for a a potential third wave in the country, that might tear apart things for big events like these. The decision will be made considering the situation in India being monitored closely by the ICC directors and managers.
Although the world of cricket support the cause of the T20 World Cup being moved out of India, after witnessing the sudden halt to the Indian Premier League indefinitely due to the pandemic wave, few experts believe that it is too early to decide about the fate of the T20 WC.
As per those in knowledge of events, Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Chahal said that the cases have dropped and that the possibilities of such a rise is unlikely as they are testing everyone they can. However, he also says that “we are preparing ourselves for the third wave, if any, by having more jumbo field hospitals,” as scientists and ministers are talking about a potential third wave from September.
Meanwhile, as per sources BCCI is looking for a window to resume IPL 2021 season, possibly after they host the T20 World Cup in October.
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