With the less than 11 months left for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 to be hosted in India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has started the preparation. Last month, BCCI and ICC had revealed the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 brand identity in Dubai.
Meanwhile, the BCCI has shortlisted the venues for the T20 World Cup 2021. A report in the Indian Express states that BCCI has picked Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mohali, Dharamsala, Kolkata and Mumbai to host the matches during the T20 World Cup 2021.
But some members don’t seem to be happy with the decision. They expect a wider distribution and are likely to raise the issue at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) set to happen on December 24.
“It’s a matter of pride for every centre to host World Cup matches. We have high-class stadiums and top facilities and we want the BCCI to consider our case as well. We are OK with the bigger centres hosting India matches. But at least give us some games. We will raise the issue at the AGM,” President of West Zone State Association said according to Indian Express.
International Cricket Council (ICC) had planned to organise two T20 World Cup back to back in 2020 and 2021. Earlier, T20 World Cup was scheduled to be played in Australia this year. But the COVID-19 outbreak across the world led to the governing body postponing the T20 World Cup to 2022 while the 2021 edition stayed in India.
The teams participating in the tournament scheduled for October-November next year are Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Namibia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.