The 2021 T20 World Cup will be held in India in October-November, but in the last few days, there has been an increase in the apprehension about the tournament due to the presence of more than one lakh cases in the country every day.
The T20 World Cup is to be held in India this year.
India is to have T20 World Cup at the end of this year. But due to the ever increasing corona virus cases, the tournament seems to be under threat. In such a situation, now a big statement has come from the ICC. The ICC’s Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Geoff Allardice said on Wednesday that he has a backup plan for the T20 World Cup to be held in India later this year. But at this time despite the increase in Kovid-19 cases here, they are not thinking of any idea to remove it from the country. The T20 World Cup will be held in India in October-November, but in the last few days, more than one lakh cases are being reported daily in the country. Despite the increase in Kovid-19 cases, the Indian Premier League is scheduled to begin in Chennai from Friday in a closed stadium without spectators.
Allardyce said during the virtual media round table, ‘We are definitely going ahead as planned for the tournament. We have another plan, but we have not yet considered those plans. We are working with the Board of Cricket in India (BCCI). We have a back-up plan, which can be started only when needed. ICC Cricket General Manager Allardyce was recently appointed interim CEO only after Manu Sahni was sent on ‘leave’. Australia’s 53-year-old Allardyce has played domestic cricket for his country. He said that the ICC is also in touch with sports organizations of other countries to understand how they are organizing their tournaments during the Kovid period.
If postponed, the World Cup could be held in the UAE
He said, ‘Cricket is being played in many countries at the moment and we are learning from all of them. We are talking to other sports organizations about what they are doing, we are in a good position at the moment but also believe that things are changing fast around the world. In two months time, the time of the World Test Championship finals is also coming, but for both of us, we are going according to plan.
The United Arab Emirates hosted the Indian Premier League last year, which could also be the backup venue for organizing this big international tournament. During this conversation, he was also asked about the DRS (Umpire Decision Review System) in which the decisions of the umpires are becoming controversial and which Indian captain Virat Kohli said was misleading during the limited-over series against England.
Talk on DRS in ICC Board
Allardyce said that during the recent ICC board meeting there was a good discussion on DRS. He said, ‘DRS was created to replace obvious mistakes. There has been no change in it. I think when you watch the replay again and again, your normal reaction is what we can do. The mistake that is clearly visible in this should be replaced. We have reached a situation in which we are using technology to take the right decision, but it becomes impossible to try for perfection. We are very comfortable where we are now.
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