‘Final decision on World T20 hosts likely in two weeks’

Published May 4, 2021 - Updated May 4, 2021 10:48am
The Inter­national Cricket Council (ICC) is in contact with the Emirates Cricket Board to move the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 from India to the UAE. — AFP/File
The Inter­national Cricket Council (ICC) is in contact with the Emirates Cricket Board to move the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 from India to the UAE. — AFP/File

KARACHI: The Inter­national Cricket Council (ICC) is in contact with the Emirates Cricket Board to move the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 from India to the UAE since the coronavirus situation in India is worsening by the day.

Reliable sources told DawnNews that the ICC and and the Board for Control of Cricket in India are both convinced that the present Covid-19 crisis in India makes it nearly impossible to stage the tournament which is scheduled to start in October this year.

“The ICC is in contact with the Emirates Cricket Board regarding hosting of the ICC World T20 in the UAE and we can say that almost 80 to 90 percent matter has been discussed and issues sorted out,” the sources disclosed.

“Now the ICC and the BCCI are in final stage of discussion about shifting the mega event to the UAE and an announcement to this effect is likely to be made in the next two weeks.”

Published in Dawn, May 4th, 2021

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