T20 World Cup Will Be Held In UAE In The Worst-Case Scenario: BCCI
The second wave of Covid-19 has hit India hard and has made the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) rethink its plan to host the T20 World Cup in October 2021.
Dhiraj Malhotra, the general manager of the game development of BCCI and tournament director, while talking to BBC revealed that BCCI is in talks with ICC and they are doing everything to host the World Cup in India only.
"So, I'm doing everything we can to make sure it happens (in India)...We will be doing normal scenario, and worst case scenario, so with all that we're talking to the ICC at the moment," Malhotra said.
On being asked about the alternative, the official said that BCCI will take the tournament to UAE.
"It would be the UAE. We're hoping again that it would be done by the BCCI. So, we'll take the tournament there, but it'll still be done by the BCCI."
Earlier in April, in an Apex meeting, BCCI had shortlisted nine cities, including Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Dharamsala, Ahmedabad, and Lucknow to host the tournament. However, things are looking uncertain so far with the second wave of Covid-19 getting stronger with each day passing.