IPL 2020

India Cricket

IPL 2020

India Cricket


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BCCI is reportedly keeping a close eye on the situation surrounding the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021. Amid a COVID-19 outbreak, India has seen an alarming increase in coronavirus caseload and the death toll in the last month. According to official statistics, the country set a new record for the fifth day in a row yesterday, with over 3.52 lakh Covid-19 cases and 2,812 deaths in a single day.

The depressing increase in the number of positive patients has overburdened the country's healthcare system, which is still struggling to treat vital patients and provide beds for many in need. The jitters have reached cricket's highest levels, with foreign players already leaving amid rising tensions and a paranoid atmosphere in the country.

Given that India will host the multi-country tournament in October-November this year, ensuring the players' safety and preventing any mishaps will be a considerable challenge. Even though the BCCI has managed to keep the IPL in a tight-knit bio-secure bubble in which no one has yet tested positive, some overseas players have called the bubble "vulnerable."

The current COVID-19 situation in India has sparked speculation that the T20 World Cup 2021 will be relocated to the United Arab Emirates, as the International Cricket Council (ICC) is "closely monitoring" the situation in India and has also mentioned the UAE as a standby choice for the event later this year.

According to other sources, Sri Lanka is seen as a viable alternative to India, with the ICC frequent communication with the BCCI. The BCCI held the 2020 edition of the IPL across three venues in the UAE, while this year's tournament is being held in a caravan format, with teams remaining at the same venue for a fixed number of matches before moving on to the next leg.

The T20 World Cup will be held in nine cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Mumbai, according to an ICC delegation and the BCCI. However, no final decision has been taken, with the BCCI considering a caravan model in which the eight teams are divided between two venues at a time.

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