ICC Considering Alternative Arrangements For T20 World Cup 2021
The ICC considering alternative arrangements for the T20 World Cup 2021 if India fails to host it in the end. The T20 World Cup 2021 Live Streaming is scheduled to be held in October-November this year, but the second wave of Covid-19 has hit India now. Noting that there is still enough time, ICC acting chief executive said they have not yet started working on alternative ideas.
Initially, the T20 World Cup was scheduled to be held in Australia last year, but it has been postponed due to the Covid-19 situation. This time after India, another tournament is scheduled to be held in Australia next year.
The BCCI is returning to the IPL 2021 after the recent return of international cricket to India, but the situation has become more complicated with the Covid-19 situation. Excluding the home-away system, the IPL will be held in six venues this time, meanwhile, the BCCI has announced its alternative venues. On March 8, about 1 lakh 15 thousand people were infected with Covid-19 in India.
Speaking to the media, Allardyce said of the ICC’s alternative thinking for the T20 World Cup, “Yes, we have alternative plans. However, we have not started implementing them at the moment, as we are preparing to host in India as per the schedule. We are working with the BCCI on various aspects of the event, but when the time comes, we will move towards alternative plans. ”
The first World Test Championship Final is currently under the watch of the ICC. The India-New Zealand match is scheduled to be played in Southampton, England from June 18 to 22. Allardyce thinks there is enough time for the T20 World Cup, “We have not come close to the scheduled time yet.
We have several months to see the situation before we see how cricket is going at the moment. The final of the Test Championship is coming up in a couple of months, but it is a challenge for us, even if it is for two teams. At the moment, our plan is to move forward with the two teams. ”
The ICC is not in a position to force all parties to do so, despite the introduction of the Covid-19 vaccine in various countries. For now, they have advised everyone to take it as soon as possible.