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T20 World Cup 2021 venue: Will India host ICC T20 World Cup 2021?

Dixit Bhargav

T20 World Cup 2021 venue: Will India host ICC T20 World Cup 2021?

T20 World Cup 2021 venue: India is originally scheduled to host the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 but the same might get changed.

In the SGM (Special General Meeting) of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) held virtually today, President Sourav Ganguly and vice-President Rajeev Shukla are said to have not addressed the issue on pending dues towards domestic players saying that “it was not part of the agenda”.

The BCCI has faced severe criticism in the recent past where they’ve been accused of not paying the dues to not just their domestic players, umpires, scorers but also to former Australia batsman Brad Hodge.

A major topic addressed by the cricket board was that of the remainder of Indian Premier League 2021 as the tournament will now be completed in the UAE possibly in September-October.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 venue

In addition to the biggest T20 league, BCCI officials also pondered on the future of ICC T20 World Cup 2021’s venue. Originally scheduled to be in India, the world event is likely to be shifted to the UAE especially after IPL 2021 faced ramifications of COVID-19 pandemic.

For now, BCCI have sought time till the first week of July to have a better picture of the status of coronavirus in India. It will be in July that BCCI are expected to take a final call on whether the country would be the right place to host a world event or not.

Considering that BCCI decide to host the T20 World Cup in October-November, the decision will still be reviewed by the ICC (International Cricket Council). With travel to multiple cities expected to be a concern in India, there are high chances of the World Cup being played in the UAE.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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