The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) have begun their outlining for the 2021 ICC T20 world cup. India will host the next T20 world cup which will be played between October-November next year. This will be the second T20 world cup that will be played in India and BCCI have already selected 6 venues for the major event.
Earlier it was believed that the next ICC T20 WC will be played in Australia after it had been postponed this year. However, ICC decided to go ahead with 2021 T20 WC in India and Australia bagged the rights for the event scheduled to take place in 2022.
BCCI Selects 6 Venues For The 2021 T20 World Cup
The last T20 world cup was in 2016 where hosts India made it till the semi-finals of the tournament. The men in blue were knocked out by a strong West Indies side in Mumbai and they eventually ended up being champions. Now the BCCI are again keen to host a successful edition of the tournament and have shortlisted a total of 6 venues for it.
BCCI has separated Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mohali, Dharamsala, Kolkata and Mumbai to host the matches during the World Cup. However, some members don’t seem to be satisfied with the judgment. They expect a more extensive distribution and are likely to raise the problem at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) set to happen on December 24.
“It’s a matter of pride for every centre to host World Cup matches. We have high-class stadiums and top facilities and we want the BCCI to consider our case as well. We are OK with the bigger centres hosting India matches. But at least give us some games. We will raise the issue at the AGM”, President of West Zone State Association said according to Indian Express.
Meanwhile, the major decision about the inclusion of a new IPL team will also be taken at the BCCI AGM. Since the next IPL season is not far away, 1 or 2 new IPL teams will be most probably added ahead of the 2022 IPL edition.
“We will take a decision after the matter is placed before the members; one new team or two, from 2021 or 2022; we want to go ahead based on consensus”, the BCCI official said.