ICC ‘wants certainty’ on BCCI’s means to host T20 World Cup in India, says interim CEO Geoff Allardice

ICC ‘wants certainty’ on BCCI’s means to host T20 World Cup in India, says interim CEO Geoff Allardice

New Delhi: The coronavirus-enforced journey restrictions have added a “layer of complexity” because the ICC waits for the BCCI to take a closing name on India internet hosting the T20 World Cup, the worldwide physique’s interim CEO Geoff Allardice mentioned on Monday.

The BCCI has sought time until 28 June to resolve on whether or not it might probably host the T20 World Cup in India as a doable third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is predicted throughout the meet in October-November. The back-up international locations are United Arab Emirates and Oman as of now.

“We have to ship the occasion in full within the window that’s allowed for the occasion. From planning viewpoint, we’d like certainty, one of many issues that one is discovering is an additional layer of complexity in arranging world occasions in instances of restrictions associated to COVID-19,” Allardice informed choose media shops.

File image of Geoff Allardice. AFP

File picture of Geoff Allardice. AFP

“There are restrictions associated to journey and necessities to enter different international locations, the preparations round motels and many others.,” he mentioned, citing their issues.

Allardice mentioned that the ultimate choice continues to be some days away.

“What we’re wanting in the direction of is certainty in regards to the choices the place the occasions might be staged, we will begin growing the match schedule and getting all of the plans in place, board goes to take a name on the finish of the month, and, at this stage, we’re in discussions each day with BCCI and the place we will try to finalise the match schedule,” Allardice mentioned.

“There are budgets and every thing else. I believe not a lot so as to add at this stage aside from to say {that a} choice might be made on the finish of the month,” Allardice was non-committal.

Allardice assured that even when the event is held in India, it should solely occur as soon as all of the member nations are taken into confidence.

“The choices of ICC are all made by the board and it consists of representatives of all of the member international locations.

“When it comes to them taking a choice the place the matches might be staged, they (ICC BOARD) are at all times reflecting the views of their member boards and by extension their gamers.

“It’s also by way of the best way the choices are made and at all times there’s a nation illustration in that call.”

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