BCCI will host T20 World Cup at 9 Venue in India
The 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup scheduled for October-November at the end of this year is scheduled to take place at nine venues such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Dharamshala, Ahmedabad and Lucknow. The final will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad – the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity of over one lakh.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had plans to keep the number of venues to six, but after several state units expressed a desire to host the tournament, the board approached the ICC. In the 2016 edition of the mega event, India used seven locations. Mohali and Nagpur have been excluded this time covering Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow.
BCCI has a ‘Plan B’ topic for COVID-19 status
The tournament, which takes place at nine venues, means that teams will have to travel frequently, including biosafety bubbles. The ICC hosts the World Cup at low-cost venues as reported by the New Indian Express. It has also been learned that if the COVID-19 pandemic in India does not improve, BCCI will give ‘Plan B’ to ICC.
It involves keeping the number of venues not greater than four. The BCCI and ICC have a massive task at hand with 16 participating teams for the T20 World Cup. In the meantime, the Indian government has decided to give Pakistan cricketers visas for the mega event. Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, informed the same to the Apex Council.
“The visa issue of Pakistan cricket team has been sorted. However whether the fans can travel across the border to watch matches is still not clear,”an Apex Council member was quoted as saying.
the board had asked a written assurance from the ICC that India will grant their players visas. India and Pakistan haven’t played in a bilateral series since 2012-13 and only play in tournaments, organised by the ICC and ACC.Earlier, Ehsan Mani, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief