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New Delhi: After the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 was postponed to Tuesday due to increasing cases of Kovid (COVID-19), India is now in trouble over the T20 World Cup (T20 WC) to be held in October November this year. Are engaged The IPL bio bubble should have been impregnable despite the increasing number of Kovid cases across the country. However, due to the presence of positive cases in half the teams of the IPL, the safe bio-secure capability of the Cricket Board of India has been questioned. IPL 2021: Shadow of Corona on IPL, postponed indefinitely
However, it is still five months for the T20 World Cup to be held in India and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) feels that there is still time. The Board believes that the possibility of forced suspension of the tournament is slim. The ICC team was scheduled to visit India during the IPL, but due to the epidemic, it canceled its program. Last week, a top BCCI official confirmed that UAE has been retained as a standby venue for the T20 World Cup.
BCCI general manager of sports development Dheeraj Malhotra said in an interview to BBC, “Its (venue) will be UAE. We hope that it will be organized by BCCI. So this tournament will be here and it will be done by BCCI.” “
The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in October-November. But the second wave of Corona is going on in the country at the moment and 3.5 lakh cases are coming from the last few days and about 3000 people are dying.
If the situation does not improve, this will be the first time that India will host any international tournament or series outside the country. The BCCI has hosted the IPL abroad twice before this. This includes South Africa in 2009 and UAE in 2020. The 2014 IPL edition was also held in the UAE.
There was talk to organize IPL in UAE this year as well, but a section of BCCI did not agree to it and decided to host it in India instead.