Lahore, 2. December: Wasim Khan, executive director of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), believes the T20 World Cup may be scheduled to take place in India next year, but could be relocated to the United Arab Emirates due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Cricket Council (ICC) had postponed the 2020 T20 World Cup to 2022 in August this year, while claiming India will hold the event from Nov.. Align October to November in the agreed window 14, 2021.
In a recent interview with Cricket Baaz YouTube channel, Khan said the growing number of Covid-19 cases in India poses a health risk that could force the ICC to bring the mega-event of India into the Relocate UAE.
“There is still some uncertainty that the World T20 will be held in India … yes, due to the Covid-19 situation there. It could be in the UAE, ”said Khan.
He also reiterated his stance to ask the ICC for an assurance that Pakistani players will have no problem obtaining visas for the 2021 event when they take place in India.
“Yes, Mani Sahab (Circuit Board Leader, Ehsan Mani) has written to you asking that, given the state of relations between India and Pakistan, it would be best for the ICC and BCCI to give written assurance the visas give us, ”said Khan.
The 13. The 1st edition of the Indian Premier League, which was originally supposed to take place from March to May, had to take place on 29 March due to the Covid 19 situation in India. September to 10. November will be played in the United Arab Emirates.
The bilateral India-Pakistan cricket series always depends on the political relations of the two neighboring Asian countries and they have not played a test series against each other for 13 years. At that point, Pakistan toured India for three test series in 2007, while India’s last tour to Pakistan was 14 years ago.
Then Pakistan visited India in late 2012 for a short ODI and T20I series and toured India again four years later for the 2016 T20 World Cup.
Recently, the new chairman of the ICC, Gregor John Barclay, said that the ICC would like to have bilateral series played regularly and in their respective territories, but also indicated that it does not have the mandate to ensure that this is actually happening.
“I would do nothing more than allow India and Pakistan to continue the BBQ relationship as they were before. I am also realistic enough to understand that geopolitical issues are at play here that are way beyond my jurisdiction. I think all we can do at the ICC is to continue to help and support in any way we can to achieve results that will enable India and Pakistan to regularly play cricket against each other and in their home territories. Barclay said in a virtual media interaction on Monday.
“Furthermore, I don’t think I have a mandate or ability to influence the results more than anything. This is really happening at a level that extends well beyond our operational location, ”he added.
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