Major controversy around the corner as Australian and Indian Boards both keen to host the World T20
The final decision will soon be out, once the matter is discussed in two high-level back to back meetings this month.
A major controversy is around the corner as to who will be staging the next editions of the ICC World T20 in 2021 & 2022, as the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) and Cricket Australia both are keen to stage the World T20 World Cup.
Considering the threats posed by COVID19, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is all set to postpone this year’s T20 World Cup to 2021. As per the original Future Tours Programme 2018-2023, India was to host the World T20 in 2021. However, if the ICC decides to postpone the event, the 2021 edition will move to 2022.
As of now, both Australia and India are looking forward to hosting the event in 2021. Australian board has asserted that they have an automatic right to host the event, whereas the BCCI doesn’t want to burden itself by hosting two back to back mega-events in 2022 and 2023 (World T20 and Cricket World Cup).
The final decision will soon be out, once the matter is discussed in two high-level back to back meetings this month. According to the reports, the broadcasters are also weighing India’s favor to host the World T20 in 2021, which can go against Australia.
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