Revealed on: Might 20, 2021
Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey feels that the probabilities of India internet hosting the T20 World Cup this 12 months seem very grim. India is battling a large second wave of COVID-19 and is scheduled to carry the T20 World Cup in October-November.
Based on Hussey, who was in India for IPL 2021 as Chennai Tremendous Kings’ (CSK) batting coach, groups is not going to be assured of coming to India later within the 12 months. The BCCI was compelled to halt IPL 2021 earlier this month after COVID-19 instances emerged within the bio-bubble. Hussey was amongst those that contracted the virus.
Talking to Fox Cricket after returning to Australia, Hussey weighed in on India’s probabilities of internet hosting the T20 World Cup. He said, “I believe it may be very tough for my part to play T20 World Cup in India. We’re speaking about eight groups within the IPL. I believe there are most likely an analogous quantity, possibly extra groups coming in from abroad for the T20 World Cup, there’d be extra venues. In the event that they’re taking part in in numerous cities, that’s when the chance goes up.”
Hussey felt that it could make sense to shift the match to another venue just like the UAE or another nation. The previous cricketer defined, “I believe they will should look some fairly huge contingency plans, maybe trying on the UAE or someplace like that that would host the World T20. I believe there will likely be loads of cricket boards world wide that’d be fairly nervous about going again to India for a cricket match.”
In the meantime, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has referred to as for a Particular Common Assembly (SGM) on Might 29 to debate the group of the T20 World Cup amid the scary COVID-19 scenario in India. The SGM will likely be held just about and can primarily give attention to the T20 World Cup in India. The ICC may even meet on June 1 to debate the identical.
Sources had been quoted as telling ANI concerning the BCCI SGM, “The ICC could have the assembly on June 1 and earlier than that, we could have our personal assembly on Might 29 to debate the COVID-19 scenario and what all measures have to be taken with an eye fixed on the T20 World Cup which is slated to be held in India in October-November.”
Earlier, the BCCI selected 9 venues for the T20 World Cup — Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Dharamsala, and Lucknow.
–By A Cricket Correspondent