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India is already the host country for the T20 World Cup in 2021, with the UAE as a backup: BCCI


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While the COVID-19 disaster in India has also delayed the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. It has also jeopardized the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. It schedules to take place in India later this year. The grand T20 tournament will take place in October and November when the country predicts to be battered by the third wave of coronavirus.

As a result, many people expect that rivalry will change overseas. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is eager to host the marquee game. The board of directors will meet on May 29 for a Special General Meeting (SGM) to make some critical decisions. The governing body of cricket determines to keep the hosting rights, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the backup choice.

The BCCI will make big decisions at the SGM.

“Right now, India is the World Cup host nation. That is how the Board sees it. If things go wrong again, they can decide only after the month of June. And, yes, the UAE is a second option.” A BCCI source told the Times of India. Notably, the BCCI must also host the remaining 31 IPL games. Though the board is debating transferring the rest of the season to the United Arab Emirates or England.

They have flatly declined to support the possibility of moving the World Cup outside of India. If the chances are not in their favor. The BCCI will consider holding the entire tournament in one or two cities (Pune and Mumbai). The finals are likely to be held in Ahmedabad.

According to the BCCI source, England is the front-runner to host the rest of the IPL 2021. But they will move the tournament to UAE if the expense exceeds a certain threshold. “Only if costs escalate to the point (in England) where it concerns stakeholders can the BCCI accept the UAE as a second choice for the IPL. On that front, we aren’t even dismissing the idea of hosting the IPL in Sri Lanka.” sources say, describing the island country as “a friendly cricketing community.”