Wasim Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, has confirmed that the ICC World T20 may be moved out of India next year due to a spike in coronavirus cases in the region.
As coronavirus cases continue to grow in India, he said there was “some aspect of doubt” about India hosting the ICC World T20, and hinted that it might be moved to the UAE.
“Because of the Covid situation in India, there is still some doubt about the World T20 being held there. It might be in the United Arab Emirates “In an interview with the Cricket Baaz YouTube channel, Khan said.
Khan also said that a better picture would only be revealed in April. The World T20 in 2021 will be held in India between October and November of that year.
It was originally given to Australia, but due to a scheduling change, it was later given to India, as Australia will now host the 2022 edition. In addition, India will host the 50-over World Cup in 2023.
Khan also stated that the Pakistan board was expecting written approval from the ICC and BCCI on the issuance of visas to the Pakistan squad for the World T20 in India by January.
“Yes, Mani Sahab (PCB leader Ehsan Mani) has written to them and demanded that, considering the current state of ties between India and Pakistan, the ICC and BCCI have written confirmation that visas will be provided to us,” Khan said.
Wasim Khan also mentioned that the Asian Cricket Council held an online meeting last week and decided to hold the postponed Asia Cup in Sri Lanka in June, but that the dates could be rescheduled if necessary.
“The next Asia Cup will be held in Sri Lanka in June, and we have already secured hosting rights for the 2022 Asia Cup,” he said, according to the PTI.