With India at the moment jostling towards the second wave of COVID-19, BCCI, the nation’s cricket governing physique, is at the moment engaged on a Plan B for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to happen within the nation later this 12 months.
As per contemporary developments, BCCI is mulling UAE, the nation the place IPL 2020 was held, because the second possibility for internet hosting the marquee occasion if the scenario stays as it’s.
“I hope so. I’m doing every part we are able to to ensure that it occurs (in India),” Dhiraj Malhotra, the event director for the T20 World Cup, mentioned on the BBC’s Stumped podcast this week.
“We shall be doing regular situation, Covid-scenario, worst case situation. All that we’re in talks with the ICC in the intervening time.”
Malhotra, who took cost this February as BCCI’s basic supervisor of cricket operations and sport growth, within the episode said that BCCI already had plans to shift the event to UAE if ICC had any issues concerning going forward with the occasion in India.
“It might be (the) UAE. And we hope it can once more be accomplished by BCCI – we’ll take the event there. So it will likely be nonetheless run by BCCI,” Malhotra added.
The Indian cricketers together with some prime abroad gamers are at the moment engaged within the 14th version of IPL, which is being performed in a bio-bubble. Nevertheless, few Australian cricketers, aside from Delhi Capitals’ R Ashwin and umpire Nitin Menon, have left the IPL bio-bubble resulting from private causes.