BCCI to discuss hosting T20 World Cup on May 29

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New Delhi : The Board of Cricket Council in India (BCCI) has called for a Special General Meeting (SGM) on May 29 to discuss prospects of hosting upcoming T20 World Cup, which will be decided in ICC meeting scheduled for June 1.

Sources from the board told news agency ANI that the purpose of the meeting is to discuss the way forward with hosting the T20 World Cup in October-November.

"The ICC will have the meeting on June 1 and before that, we will have our own meeting on May 29 to discuss the COVID-19 situation and what all measures need to be taken with an eye on the T20 World Cup which is slated to be held in India in October-November," the source said.

According to the news report, BCCI has approved nine venues - Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Dharamsala and Lucknow.

"The nine venues have been informed and it was again discussed that preparations should continue for the showpiece event with an eye on the Covid-19 situation and a call will only be taken closer to the event. It is too early to imagine what can or will happen in October-November with regards to the coronavirus situation. But preparations shall be on," the BCCI source had told ANI.

Recently, IPL had to be suspended after several cases of coronavirus were reported among the staffers. It would be interesting to see how the cricketing body will take a call on hosting an international event.