BCCI handed four weeks time to decide on hosting T20 World Cup in India

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday reportedly gave a time till June 28 to the BCCI for taking a call on whether it would host the T20 World Cup in India, which is expected to witness the third wave of the Covid pandemic during that period.

The ICC Board met virtually on Tuesday with India being represented by BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.

In the meeting, the BCCI sought a month’s time for taking a call on the issue and the ICC board unanimously agreed.

The BCCI has been now asked to come back with a concrete plan on June 28.

Significantly, if the Indian cricket board pulls out from staging the event in India, the showpiece event will likely shift to the UAE after it hosts the IPL 2021 remainder, which will finish in the second week o finish in the first week of June.

If the T20 World Cup is held in the UAE, the BCCI is likely to retain the hosting rights of the event.

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