During the time of Covid-19 second wave in India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is likely to shift T20 World Cup to the United Arab Emirates. The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held between October 18 to November 15 this year.
The governing ICC said that it is sticking to host the T20 World Cup event in India but also had backup plans. Dhiraj Malhotra (GM, BCCI, and the World-cup tournament director) said, “It’s too early to say what will happen. But the contingency plan is that it would go to UAE with the hosting rights staying with BCCI.”
Here is what Geoff Allardice Said
At beginning of this month, the International Cricket Council acting chief executive Geoff Allardice said, no need to activate contingency plans at this stage, but confirmed a plan ‘B’ for the tournament if the pandemic situation does not subside in India.
Allardice said that we are certainly moving ahead on the assumption that the event is going ahead as planned, but yes, we have backup plans.
Additionally, “at this stage, we have not activated those plans, because we are preparing to go ahead with the event in India as per the schedule.
The ICICI Chief Executive stated that “We’re working with the BCCI and different elements of that event at the moment, but we do have backup plans that can be activated when the time’s right.”