Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha showered praise towards the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for finally deciding that the T20 World Cup will be shifted to the UAE from India.
On Monday, BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed to Cricbuzz that the board will convey this decision of theirs to the ICC by evening.
During its previous meeting, the ICC had asked the BCCI to inform by June 28 the possibility of conducting the tournament in India.
Now, the BCCI has come to the conclusion that it would be better to shift the mega-event to the UAE instead of risking it in India, where the country still grapples with the covid-19 and its variants. However, the board will retain the hosting right, regardless of the venues.
“We’re moving the tournament to UAE and we will inform the ICC this evening,” Shah told Cricbuzz.
“The schedule will be done later. We have not decided on the schedule completely. We will inform you soon,” the BCCI secretary added.
Most Boards can plan well to allow their players to be part of the remaining IPL: Pragyan Ojha
Pragyan Ojha points out that with the T20 World Cup in the UAE it would allow the national boards to willingly send their players for the remainder of the IPL 2021, which would be held preceding the T20 World Cup in the UAE.
In the current situation, the ECB has expressed disapproval over sending its players to the second phase of the IPL 2021; the New Zealand board is likely to allow its cricketers to play in the IPL. Pragyan Ojha further lauds the BCCI for its planning of the two events.
“Definition of using the situation to the best! Most Boards can plan well to allow their players to be part of the remaining IPL and have a better campaign for T20 World Cup. Planning done well!” Pragyan Ojha tweeted.
Definition of using the situation to the best! Most Boards can plan well to allow their players to be part of the remaining IPL and have a better campaign for T20 World Cup. Planning done well! @BCCI @SGanguly99 @JayShah @ThakurArunS
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) June 28, 2021