With an eye on the ICC meeting that is scheduled for June 1, the Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) has called for a Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held virtually on May 29. The main agenda of the meeting will discuss the organization of the T20 World Cup.
Speaking of ANI, a source close to the BBCI has said that the idea of convening the meeting is to discuss the way forward with the organization of the T20 World Cup in October-November.
“The ICC will have the meeting on June 1 and before that, we will have our meeting on May 29 to discuss the COVID-19 situation and what measures need to be taken with a view to the T20 World Cup that is scheduled to be held in India in October-November “.
During the previous meeting, the BCCI had directed state associations to maintain preparations for the event also taking into account the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The board has shortlisted nine venues for the event: Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bengaluru. , Hyderabad, Chennai, Dharamsala and Lucknow. In addition to the T20 World Cup, the international calendar, as well as women’s cricket, will be discussed in detail at the SGM meeting.
Previous reports have suggested that the BCCI might consider changing World Cup T20 to United Arab Emirates. However, that plan is on hold. The covid situation in the country will dictate the situation. Doubts about India hosting the World Cup are bigger than ever after the 2021 Indian Premier League was suspended indefinitely due to COVID cases in the biobubbles of four teams. The Suspended IPL could result in losses of Rs 3000 crore in this year’s incomeIPL 2021 was reportedly expected to produce around 4 billion rupees for BCCI. India’s cricket board hopes that the T-20 World Cup will be held in India to avoid further losses.