ICC internally decides to host T20 World Cup outside India

The T20 World Cup in October-November is set to be placed at the UAE and Oman along with having BCCI intimated the ICC internally to go ahead with its preparation as per the doubtful situation of COVID-19 in India. The UAE was always the first backup choice and Oman’s capital Muscat has been added as the fourth venue, apart from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah are the stadiums available for the tournament that will start in the last week of October.

A senior board official who is privy to ICC board development informed PTI on condition of anonymity that the BCCI during the ICC board meeting had asked for a four-week window to take a final call but internally, the ICC said that they would like to keep the hosting rights and would not mind the tournament being held in UAE ad Oman.

The official further said that the teams would certainly come and play IPL (Indian Premier League) in the UAE and would be more than happy to play the T20 World Cup over there. But one can rest assured that there would apprehensions with regards to health safety with players’ families and their boards and local cricket associations would give them an update on health threat perceptions. So it would be easier said than done.

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