BCCI to remain host of T20 World Cup regardless where the tournament is held: ICC

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New Delhi : The International Cricket Council announced that BCCI will remain the host of upcoming T20 World Cup regardless of the location where the event will be played. The T20 tournament is supposed to begin from October 12 in India, but considering the current situation of coronavirus it appears like the organizers may have to shift the location of the game.

The ICC has stated that the final decision on the hosting country will be taken by the end of June. Meanwhile, it has asked the organizers to begin with plans to shift the game to UAE or another venue in Middle East.

“The ICC Board has requested management focus its planning efforts for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 on the event being staged in the UAE with the possibility of including another venue in the Middle East. A final decision on the host country will be taken later this month. The Board also confirmed that the BCCI will remain the hosts of the event regardless of where the event is played,” ICC said in a statement.

BCCI has recently said that their first priority is to make arrangements for hosting the upcoming T20 World Cup in India.

“That issue also has been deliberated. Our first choice is India. So we will be seeking some time from the ICC, a month or so, to decide about it,” Shukla told Khaleej Times.

“If towards the end of June or maybe, the first week of July, the situation is not good there (India), then obviously it (T20 World Cup) will come to the UAE. If the situation improves (in India) and we are able to host it, then we will be hosting there (in India),” he added.