During a final decision will be taken in a month’s time, but it goes without saying that also the Indian cricket board is nervous about holding the 16-team tournament in October-November after the ongoing IPL had to be suspended of multiple COVID-19 cases within the bio-bubble.
PTI has learned that BCCI officials in have held discussions recently with something of die top decision-Maker in die central government and a relocation in die UAE was more or less agreed. The data of the marquee competition, die planned for nine venues is ongoing.
“The suspension of IPL within four weeks is an indicator that it is not really safe to host one global event of this order of magnitude at a time in fighting the country’s worst health crisis in last 70 years “a senior BCCI source inaugurated in development said on conditions of Anonymity.
“There is a chance of hit a third wave die Indian coasts in November. So while BCCI will remain die Host, die tournament will probably in die Change UAE, “he said added.
Health experts have warned of a third wave in India in September, a view that was shared by Maharashtra Health minister Rajesh Tope. The bad situation in India where a daily supplement of over 3 lakh new Cases continued for the past many days was the most shocking of It is unlikely that die Member boards and the ICC one risk with safety of international cricket teams.
“You can be sure of that die most of The top nations wouldn’t do that like Touring India within next six Months unless die Situation normalizes. The players and their families would be very careful to travel if they are in die center of another increase.
“Do you expect alsothat BCCI agrees with shift of tournament to UAE, “another source also chipped in.
He said IPL’s suspension on a cord of has positive cases made the official empire very nervous of don’t take more Risks. “The IPL in India was a platform for prove to the world as well as participating nations that it is safe to a tournament even if die second Wave reaches its peak.
“It went well, though die Bio-bubble has now become porous. What’s this? guarantee it won’t happen again in October November. Nations like Australia, England and New Zealand almost certainly have travel advisories in place, “he argued.
One of die biggest reasons for Conducting the tournament in The UAE is that it can be held on three grounds – Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi – and there aren’t any air Travel.
“Look six Venues for IPL has always been a dangerous business when they are successfully managed with three during the last Output “said die Source.
“In the UAE everyone of they were in one Bubble out start to finish while here everyone team traveled to three bubbles. Most of The positive cases occurred after bladder movement.
“Therefore even if you reduce die number of Venues from 9 to 5 in October will still be there air Travel in contrast to the UAE. Likewise for players, they wouldn’t be mental in a space to play in India unless die Situation is improving drastically, “he said added.
There is an ICC meeting in June where a final decision is taken, but die to keep tournament in India after cancellation of IPL seems far-fetched at this point.
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