BCCI selects nine venues for ICC T20 World Cup 2021
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has set the venue for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The final match of the World Cup will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The decision was taken at a meeting of the BCCI’s Apex Council on Friday (April 17), along with a number of important decisions.
The T20 World Cup is going to be held in October-November this year. The last T20 World Cup was held in 2016 in India. Compared to the venues of that time, 4 new venues have been added this time. Due to the epidemic coronavirus, this year’s event will be very different from that edition in 2016. Decision of allowance of spectators will be taken later.
The four new venues for the upcoming World Cup are Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Chennai. The other five venues are Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Dharamsala.
“The nine venues have been informed and it was again discussed that preparations should continue for the showpiece event with an eye on the Covid-19 situation and a call will only be taken closer to the event. It is too early to imagine what can or will happen in October-November with regards to the coronavirus situation. But preparations shall be on,” a BCCI source told ANI.
Incidentally, the situation of coronavirus in India is deteriorating. At present, more than two lakh coronavirus patients are being identified in the country every day. In the meantime, India have hosted a four-match Test, a five-match T20I and a three-match ODI series against England. The country is currently hosting the franchise-based T20 tournament Indian Premier League (IPL).