With increasing in coronavirus positive cases the cricket makes its way back by playing behind closed doors in the bio-secure bubble. Earlier ICC postponed T20 World Cup which scheduled to play in Australia this year(2020) and gave rights to India to host the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Where Australia again hosts the T20 World Cup for the year of 2022 followed by 50 overs World Cup scheduled to play in India with a new ODI super league to determine qualifiers For 2023 WC.
2021 T20 World Cup Backup Venues:
With COVID-19 situation evolving every day around the world, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been kept among the back-up venues for the 2021 T20 World Cup should India fail to curb the spread of the dreaded virus in the country.
While locking on back-up venues has been a standard practice for every ICC Event, the situation around the virus makes it significant this time around.
As per a report in ESPNcricinfo, Sri Lanka and UAE have been kept among the back-ups for the showpiece event in 2021 in case India fails to flatten the curve by then. India is currently the third-worst hit country in the world in terms of positive cases with over 2 million cases and 45,000 deaths.
BCCI Hosts Two Major Events in 2023:
As the COVID-19 positive reports keep increasing in India, BCCI moves the showpiece event of the year 2020 to UAE. After ICC’s announcement of the T20 World Cup 2020, BCCI took the decision of hosting the 13th edition of IPL in UAE.
The BCCI has maintained that it doesn’t want to host three big tournaments including 2023 IPL and World Cup back-to-back and came to a consensus about hosting the 2021 T20 World Cup in the ICC Board meeting. However, the recent outbreak of coronavirus in Australia played a part in Cricket Australia agreeing to host the T20 World Cup in 2022.