T20 World Cup 2021: ICC keeps UAE on standby as a backup venue due to COVID-19 outburst in India

ICC padding up for an alternative plan to conduct the T20 World Cup 2021 as they closely monitor the situation in India

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) might have to jeopardize their plans on conducting the ICC T20 World Cup in India later this year.

However, reports suggest that UAE has been considered as a back-up option and has been kept on a standby as of now if the bandstand event cannot be taken place due to the spiking COVID-19 cases outbreak.

Despite ICC having a backup venue when it comes to marquee tournaments, the T20 World Cup is likely to be shifted to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) if the COVID-19 situation does not cease in India in the forthcoming months.

Meanwhile, the officials of the ICC were to visit India for a recce whilst the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), but couldn’t due to the galvanizing situation in India with its COVID-19 cases.

The ICC is closely having a watch over the situation in India as of now and according to sources, they haven’t come up with a call whether to abandon the conduction of the event in India as they believe that the situation will improve in the next five months, which is when the tournament will take place.

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