In what comes as a major lift for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the delay of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League will not have an immediate bearing on India’s odds to have the 2021 version of the T20 World Cup in October-November.
Addressing ANI, a day after the delay of the IPL with an eye on the current COVID-19 circumstance in India, a board part aware of everything of advancements said that with the always developing circumstance around COVID-19, a call is normal in July on whether India is in a situation to have the World Cup or it should be moved to another country.
The BCCI also is certain that things will pivot in the days to come and said that the call of deferring the IPL was taken remembering the current circumstance concerning the second COVID-19 wave.
“We’re monitoring the situation and wait and watch is the best description at this stage. We probably wouldn’t go much beyond July as it’s a World Cup and they can’t be pulled off in a matter of weeks!” Reason stated by the Board Members.
“We are confident that the situation will improve in the coming days and the World Cup would go ahead in India as planned. We have zeroed in on nine venues and preparations are on and considering that we have quite a few more venues across the country, we can prepare back up venues within the country itself so that we do not burden the health infrastructure for a particular state or another in the eventuality that the situation has not returned to normal by the time of the showpiece event,” said by one of the officials of BCCI to ANI.
The BCCI Apex Council in their keep going gathering on April 16 educated nine scenes to proceed with arrangements to have the T20 World Cup later in the year.
The scenes that have been picked are Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Dharamshala, Hyderabad and Lucknow.
On Tuesday, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah disclosed to ANI that watching out for the wellbeing of each one of those associated with the direct of the IPL, the BCCI and IPL Governing Council chose to delay the alliance.
“The BCCI and the IPL GC have unanimously decided to postpone the 2021 season till further notice. We don’t wish to compromise the safety of the players, the people involved, the employees, the groundsmen, the match officials, every single person involved,” quoted by Jay Shah.