The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is hopeful of hosting the T20 World Cup in India later this year. The board will soon communicate with the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding their plans before the deadline.
Earlier, multiple reports had suggested that the showpiece event is set to move out of India, with UAE and Oman being the front-runners to host the 20-over World Cup.
However, according to the latest report of The Telegraph, BCCI remains optimistic about staging the tournament in India.
“All around the world, sport is happening amid the pandemic. The Olympics is set to take place in Tokyo despite reservations in certain quarters, the Euro Championships are on despite several parts of Europe still not being considered safe, Copa America is to begin in Brazil in the face of Covid-19 concerns,” the source told The Telegraph.
“So why the T20 World Cup can’t be held here if the numbers are within limits.”
Notably, the BCCI officials will meet in Mumbai this week to discuss the possibility of staging the T20 World Cup on home soil.
The downward trend in the number of novel coronavirus cases and the gradual unlock process in the country have given a huge boost to BCCI’s confidence.
The source also disclosed that the number of venues could be cut down to six/seven from the initially proposed nine.