The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) & the International Cricket Council (ICC) held a meeting on Sunday over the T20 World Cup this year.
The tournament is scheduled to take place in the October-November window this year in India, will now likely take place in the UAE. BCCI has already considered moving both the ICC T20 World Cup and the remaining season of India Premier League (IPL).
UAE had already hosted the entire 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2020 and BCCI is also considering doing the same this time.
“BCCI & ICC officials had a long term meeting and discussed various issues related to hosting T20 World Cup” BCCI told ANI.
The BCCI further told ICC to give some more time in order to examine the possibility of holding the showpiece event in India.
“UAE was also discussed as an option. In the meeting, we discussed the team’s stay and qualifiers in Oman and bio bubble for players as it was successful in last IPL,” the source informed.
“But again nothing is finalized regarding T20 World Cup. Will take a call later as of now can’t comment much,” the source stated.
Last week the ICC had also conducted a meeting on June 1 to decide the fate of the T20 World Cup tournament. The decision came after the meeting of BCCI on May 31.
BCCI officials have been on their feet ever since the 14th edition of IPL got suspended on May 3. The officials had landed in the UAE on May 31 to assess the conditions for holding the suspended season of IPL. The team of Jay Shah, treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal, vice-president Rajeev Shukla, and joint secretary Jayesh George later confirmed the possibility of IPL there.