Which venues can host the T20 World Cup 2021: The cricketing world is just six months away to witness the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. India, which was finalized as the venue to host the world event, is under havoc as the country shakes by the millions of COVID cases reported lately.
Over a million COVID cases reported in the last month and thousands of death have put countries’ activities to a halt. It is astonishing to see how the Indian Premier League (IPL 14) commences.
However, the World Cup 2021, seeking to participate players from different countries, is under threat amidst India’s poor conditions. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is in no hurry to swap the venue but considering the health scenarios, the global council is on its way to prepare contingency plans.
Which venues can host the T20 World Cup 2021?
The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and ICC are also in conversations to determine and keep an eye on the recent COVID report in the host country. If the situation remains the same after 4-5 months, the authorities shall be monitoring the following venues to host the event.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is on the agenda of the related authorities to regulate the world event. Hence, the major stadiums of the UAE are on standby to welcome the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Following nine cities of India that are due to host the event, might be refrained and have no chances of hosting any other event at least for the next three months. The BCCI and ICC hope the situation will improve in the coming weeks. If it does not, the UAE or any other venue will preferably be announced a few weeks before.
Sri Lanka, which was due to host the Asia Cup 2020, originally scheduled to take place in Pakistan but suffered Indo-Pak conflicts, is also likely to host the World Cup 2021.
However, it comes second on the list as UAE is prioritized seeking the conditions.
As per the opinion, New Zealand can be the ideal place to host the world event. Where the world is struggling from the COVID, NZ is entirely free from the disease to an extent that public events are gathered with no SOPs.
However, it can also be a threat to New Zealand allowing media personnel, visitors, and players from many countries that could bring symptoms of COVID from their struggling countries there.