BCCI Considering the Same Venue for T20 World Cup 2021 as for IPL
All the matches of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be held at 6 venues in India. BCCI is considering the same venues for T20 World Cup 2021 as the venue for IPL 2021. The semi-finals will be held in Chennai and Bangalore The final may be in Ahmedabad.
ICC rules provide for the release of venues and final schedules at least six months before the start of any global event. But India has not yet announced the schedule for the 2021 T20 World Cup. The organizers have not yet reached a final decision on the venue due to the coronavirus epidemic. However, a BCCI official told the Indian Express that the T20 World Cup could be held at six venues in the IPL.
Naturally, India was thinking of hosting the World Cup in 6 fields. This is what the ICC wanted. But due to travel complications during the Coronavirus epidemic, India is moving away from that venue plan.
Although IPL is for 8 teams, the first round of the World Cup will start with 16 teams. The 2nd round will be for 12 teams. Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Bangalore have been chosen as the venues for the IPL. India’s thinking was Mohali and Dharamsala with a total of 6 fields. However, Mohali and Dharamsala are being left out. However, the matches of the qualifying round can be played in these two fields.
The official, who did not want to be named, said: “There are two groups in the qualifying round and no more than two cities will be needed to host the matches. Moving from one city to another for one match is a huge risk. If the venue is low, it will help us to organize a smooth tournament. If necessary, a similar schedule will be made as in IPL. A team cannot use more than two venues at a given time. This will be considered. We need to be as flexible as possible. ”
According to the BCCI’s plan, Chennai and Kolkata will have two semi-final matches. Ahmedabad, the world’s largest cricket stadium, will also have the final. Although the knockout matches of the 1018 World Cup are in Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata, this time they will not be taken as the venue for the knockout. However, Wankhede in Mumbai and Eden Gardens in Kolkata can be considered important venues. Although it is still a matter of wide discussion.
The final schedule of the 2021 T20 World Cup may be announced in the next two months. Which will run from mid-October to November. ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Live Streaming to broadcast live on Star Sports, Sony Ten, Jio Tv, and on Airtel.