New Delhi: The decision on hosting India’s T20 World Cup is set to be postponed in the virtual meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) board tomorrow, as the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) will ask for a month’s time to take a final decision on it.
Ganguly’s focus on IPL
It was previously decided that BCCI President Sourav Ganguly himself would be present at the meeting, but it is now learned that he will take part in it online and to discuss with the Emirates Cricket Board about the Indian Premier League (IPL) event. UAE will leave on Wednesday.
BCCI does not want to miss the chance of T20 World Cup
No concrete results are expected in the meeting and after July 1, the BCCI will convene another Special General Meeting (SGM). The ICC may make a formal announcement of its final decision during the annual conference that begins on 18 July. The remaining matches of the IPL will be held in the United Arab Emirates from September 15 to October 15, but the Indian Cricket Board does not want to miss the opportunity to organize the T20 World Cup, for which the UAE is the alternate venue.
Ganguly will take permission from the government
Sources in the BCCI said, “There has been a decrease in the cases of Kovid-19, but there is not a situation in which we can express our commitment to host the T20 World Cup.” Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah have sought a month’s time to take a decision. They will definitely get advice from the government as to whether hosting in India will be right or not.
FTP will also be discussed
“If the BCCI manages to host the October-November season, it may be held at three venues in Mumbai instead of nine,” BCCI sources said. Apart from this, the Future Tour Program (FTP) for eight years from 2023 to 2031 will also be discussed. It also includes major ICC competitions in addition to bilateral series.