“Have back-up plan if India cannot host T20 World Cup”, says ICC interim CEO

Fahad PervezWeb Editor

08th Apr, 2021. 08:05 pm

International Cricket Council (ICC) said that it has a secondary plan if India fails to host T20 World Cup scheduled for October this year.

ICC’s interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Geoff Allardice said in his statement that,

“Yes, we have ‘back-up plans’ “But at this stage, we haven’t activated those plans, because we are preparing to go ahead with the event in India as scheduled.

“We’re working with the BCCI and different elements of that event at the moment, but we do have backup plans that can be activated when the time’s right.”

India is facing a surge in coronavirus cases because of the second wave of the pandemic, is reporting 100,000+ cases on daily basis.

Earlier, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ehsan Mani was very positive to host Asia Cup in 2023 and hoped that team India will also participate in the tournament.

In an interview the chairman said that Pakistan will get the rights of the tournament soon “Pakistan has to host the Asia Cup in 2023,” “India’s participation in the tournament will be a big breakthrough for Pakistan cricket. I hope that the political situation would improve by then.”

While talking about this year’s Asia Cup in Sri Lanka he said that “There was a small window in June in which we are going to play the rest of the Pakistan Super League matches,” he said.

He further added to his statement that,

“The Indian team will play the final of the Test Championship against New Zealand. They have to go to England two weeks ago and stay in quarantine so the Indian team is also busy.”

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