T20 World cup 2021 should be shifted from India to UAE, according to PCB CEO
T20 World cup 2021 should be Shifted:
The chief executive officer of the Pakistan cricket board trust that the T20 World cup 2021 should be shifted from India to UAE. Currently, the T20 world cup 2021 was scheduled to take place in India but there is a possibility of altering the venue to the United Arab Emirates.
‘’The growing number of Covid-19 cases in India pose a significant health risk, which might force the International Cricket Council (ICC) to shift the mega event’’. Khan said in an interview on YouTube.
“There is still some uncertainty over the World T20 being held in India…yes because of the Covid-19 situation there. It could be in UAE,” CEO spoke.
Due to the rapid increase in covid-19 cases in India, IPL season 13 2020 was held in UAE. And there are lots of chances of shifting of T20 World cup 2021 from India due to the second wave of the pandemic.
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India and Pakistan bilateral series:
Khan also spoke about PCB’s request from the ICC and BCCI to assure visas for their players and support staff for the T20 World Cup 2021 if it is staged in India. Due to the ongoing political tensions between the two nations, India and Pakistan have not played any bilateral series since 2013 and have met only in ICC events.
Khan also reiterated his stance of demanding assurance from the ICC that Pakistan players won’t face any problems in obtaining visas for the 2021 T20 World Cup in India.
“Yes Mani Sahab (PCB chief Ehsan Mani) has written to them and requested them that given the state of relations between India and Pakistan, it would be best if the ICC and BCCI gives a written assurance about the visas being issued to us,” Wasim added.
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Asia cup schedule:
The SLC will now host the rescheduled Asia Cup expected in June 2021 while the PCB will host the Asia Cup 2022.”The next Asia Cup will be hosted in Sri Lanka in June and we have got hosting rights now for the 2022 Asia Cup,” Wasim concluded.