Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates are the 2 back-up nations being zeroed in on by the ICC, in case India is unable to host subsequent yr’s T20 World Cup.
Whereas there’s nonetheless one yr to go earlier than the mega occasion which was set to be held in Australia this yr however acquired postponed resulting from rising instances of COVID-19 and lack of ability of the host nation to handle 16 groups.
In line with a report in ESPN Cricinfo, “Sri Lanka and the UAE are among the many back-up venues for the 2021 males’s T20 World Cup, ought to the Covid-19 pandemic make India an untenable host.”
The ICC confirmed final week that India will host subsequent yr’s event as scheduled within the unique Future Excursions Programme whereas this yr’s postponed version in Australia goes forward in 2022.
Nevertheless it’s a normal protocol to have back-up venues listed for any world occasion.
“Figuring out potential back-up venues is normal follow for each ICC occasion, but it surely takes on additional significance on this time due to the character of the pandemic.
“India is at the moment the third-worst-hit nation on this planet by way of instances, in response to most information research, with over 2 million instances thus far and over 45,000 deaths.
“The present scenario has pressured the BCCI to relocate the IPL to the UAE, and solely tentative plans are in place for the home season,” the web site additional acknowledged.
Nobody is BCCI is in the mean time prepared to touch upon the problem as they that there’s a lengthy strategy to go earlier than the event begins.
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