Finally after a delay of ICC World Cup T20 Cup in 2020 due to outbreak of COVID led the tournament to be played next year and now it will be conducted in India in 2021.Every team will now focus towards the shortest format more to strengthen the team and for this India and New Zealand Cricket Board are planning to host a T20 series in India just before the arrival of Mega-Tournament.
The decision was took in the Apex Council Meeting on 17th January by The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). In this meeting the main agenda was on the upcoming domestic season after Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and it is still not confirmed about the Ranji and Vijay Hazare Trophy.
“We are yet to take a final call on the domestic season and we have to see if we will have the Ranji Trophy or the 50-over format. The state associations did show keen interest to have the Vijay Hazare, so a call will be taken soon. The bubble system shall remain the same as is being used in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy”. Quoted by source.
“The venues and detailing will be done in some time. But the idea is to play maximum T20 games with an eye on the T20 World Cup. It will help the boys prepare”. Said by source, when asked about the New Zealand tour to India.
The main discussion was over the tax solution on ICC T20 World Cup, hiring of personnel for NCA, matter on NCA Project and discussion over ICC 2023-2031 cycle.
“We are set to host the 2021 T20 World Cup as well as the 50-over World Cup in 2023. We need to speak the government to see if we can get tax exemption and for this, we have decided that our secretary Jay Shah and treasurer Arun Dhumal will speak to the government”.
“If the government doesn’t agree, we will then decide on how to go about it. We also have the 2016 World Cup T20 matter pending, so that will also have to be worked out”. Said by source as said by ANI.