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India Likely To Host New Zealand Before The ICC 2021 T20 World Cup

Team India will be playing non-stop cricket in 2021. The Indian cricket team has a hectic scheduled line up in which they will be playing series of all formats but the main focus will be on T20Is. Now it is believed that India will now be hosting New Zealand just before the ICC T20 world cup this year.

The men in blue will play multiple T20Is leading up to the much anticipated T20 world cup which will take place in India later this year. India will be playing 5 T20Is against England in March along with 5 T20Is against Sri Lanka and the Asia Cup which will also be played in the T20I format.

India Likely To Host New Zealand Before T20 World Cup- Reports 

In between all these international T20 matches all Indian players will also play the IPL between April and May. Now as per reports the BCCI is also likely to host a T20I series between India and New Zealand just before the T20 world cup begins.

New Zealand originally was just scheduled to play 2 Test Match series in India during November. Now a BCCI source has revealed the discussion was made during BCCI Apex Council Meeting about hosting New Zealand. The source added that the details will be announced in some time but the main aim is to play several T20I matches for preparing for the upcoming T20 world cup.

“The venues and detailing will be done in some time. But the idea is to play maximum T20 games with an eye on the T20 World Cup. It will help the boys prepare”, said the source as quoted by NDTV Sports.

Meanwhile, the source further revealed that the BCCI will converse with the Government concerning some tax exemption issues and secretary Jay Shah and treasurer Arun Dhumal would take care of the processes.

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“We are set to host the 2021 T20 World Cup as well as the 50-over World Cup in 2023. We need to speak to the government to see if we can get tax exemption, and for this, we have decided that our secretary Jay Shah and treasurer Arun Dhumal will speak to the government. If the government does not agree, we will then decide on how to go about it. We also have the 2016 World T20 matter pending, so that will also have to be worked out”, said the source.

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