Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey has stated that it will be tough to play T20 World Cup in India this yr due to the state of affairs of the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 4, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 was postponed because of the rising variety of COVID-19 instances. After it was postponed, Hussey (CSK batting coach) ended up testing constructive for coronavirus and he has now lastly returned to Australia.
“I think it’s going to be very difficult in my view to play T20 World Cup in India. We’re talking about eight teams in the IPL. I think there are probably a similar number, maybe more teams coming in from overseas for the T20 World Cup, there’d be more venues. As I said earlier, if they’re playing in different cities, that is when the risk goes up,” Hussey instructed Fox Cricket.
“I think they’ll have to look some pretty big contingency plans, perhaps looking at the UAE or somewhere like that that could host the World T20. I think there will be a lot of cricket boards around the world that’d be pretty nervous about going back to India for a cricket tournament,” he added.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has referred to as for a Special General Meeting (SGM) to be performed just about on May 29 with an eye fixed on the ICC assembly to be held on June 1.
The focus of the assembly will likely be discussing the internet hosting of the T20 World Cup. Speaking to ANI, sources within the know of developments within the board stated that the concept to name for the assembly is to debate the way in which ahead with internet hosting the T20 World Cup in October-November.
“The ICC will have the meeting on June 1 and before that, we will have our own meeting on May 29 to discuss the COVID-19 situation and what all measures need to be taken with an eye on the T20 World Cup which is slated to be held in India in October-November,” the supply stated.
The BCCI has picked 9 venues for the occasion — Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Dharamsala, and Lucknow.
In the final Apex Council assembly, the state associations had been instructed to maintain preparations on for the occasion with an eye fixed on the coronavirus pandemic.
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