The T20 WC will probably be performed between 16 nationwide groups. As the IPL bubbles began detecting a number of Covid-19 circumstances in the previous couple of days, there was a lot apprehension about sustaining safe bio-bubbles for 16 groups later within the yr.
TOI understands that the event may properly be performed in UAE now with BCCI enjoying the hosts.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will play by the protocol of assessing the state of affairs in India for the subsequent two months. “Even if the second wave of the pandemic subsides by September, there are predictions of a third wave in the last quarter of the year, and ICC is unlikely to wait till September to take a call on the host venues,” a BCCI supply stated.
The BCCI had efficiently organized final yr’s IPL at three venues (Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi) in UAE. It is learnt the board had to pay the Emirates Cricket Board round Rs 90 crore moreover the bills to host the 2-month event.
BCCI had final month selected 9 venues in India for the T20 WC. But sustaining a bubble with a lot travelling concerned is just not possible, as has been confirmed throughout this yr’s IPL. While there are theories which say BCCI might suggest a onecity event in Mumbai, the board is just not assured of getting a lot help from different member boards within the ICC on this regard.
BCCI engaged on passage to England
The board is already engaged on making a protected passage for the Indian group to attain England for the World Test Championship Final and the next Test collection towards England.
BCCI and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are in talks with their respective authorities authorities to finalise the journey plans. With the IPL suspended, the group may go away earlier (ideally by final week of May) to have sufficient time after quarantine to get acclimatized to the circumstances earlier than their match towards New Zealand, which begins on June 18 in Southampton.
There are reviews of the ECB making an attempt to organize constitution flights for its gamers within the IPL. The New Zealand gamers, at present in India, may properly take the identical route because the Englishmen.
If the T20 WC does occur in UAE, then the Indian group will fly immediately to Dubai after ending their five-Test collection in England. They might play two T20I bilateral collection towards New Zealand and South Africa in UAE as preparation.