ICC announces back up venues for World Cup 2021

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ICC announces back up venues for World Cup 2021
ICC announces back up venues for World Cup 2021

The International Cricket Council (ICC) have revealed the backup venues for World Cup 2021. UAE and Sri Lanka will be considered for hosting the World Cup 2021 as India, being the real hosts, are still suffering from the COVID-19 cases.

As per the last announcement, it had been decided that the T20 World Cup 2020 that has been shifted to 2022, will be hosted by Australia. Cricket Australia does not want to host it but now would have to do as the global cricket council has considered it as their utmost duty. However, the T20 World Cup 2021 was finalized to get hosted by India as there was a debate over the hosting rights.

It is to be noted that India also have the right to host the ICC World Cup 2023 that is to be played between October and November.

ICC announces back up venues for World Cup 2021

“We’d sold hundreds of thousands of tickets for this [2020] World Cup coming up in October and November. From a cricket sense, we’ve got incredible communities and supporters for all the competing nations,” Hockley said on Saturday as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

“In terms of hosting in 2022, we’re all acutely aware of the challenges at the moment with hosting, travel restrictions, and the like. So in many ways, 2022 gives us an even better chance of putting on the event we all originally planned for and were hoping for. We hope by 2022 that the world’s back and we’ve got some normalcy and I think it’ll be a fantastic event,” he added.

After the cancelation of the T20 World Cup 2020, BCCI is able to hold their cash-rich T20 league, IPL, in the full swing in September-November.

Earlier, the league was all set to be kicked off by 29th March but the several delays amidst the Coronavirus delayed the league shortly. BCCI was looking for every possible window to organize the cash-rich T20 league. After the ACC and the ICC have canceled the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup, BCCI has got a vacant window of September-November to hold it and have decided 19th September as the initiative date.

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