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On Saturday, the BCCI SGM will decide the fate of the T20 World Cup and the second phase of the IPL

Xtra Time Web Desk: The Special Public Meeting of the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) will take place on Saturday (May 29, 2021) to decide how to proceed to host the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 and ICC T20 World Cup scheduled for the country in October. Although the meeting will take place by default, it is known that the President of the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sourav Ganguly will travel to Mumbai for the important meeting. Another major point for discussion is the re-start of the local cricket season.

The most important agenda of SGM will be the discussion on the fate of the ICC T20 World Cup in India. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has its own Board of Directors Meetings scheduled for the 1st and 02nd of June. So, whatever decision the Chamber of Cricket Commerce and Industry takes, the ICC Board of Directors will evaluate it and make the final call on the fringe event. There have been talks that if the COVID-19 situation in the country does not improve, the Indian Cricket Board may host the tournament in the United Arab Emirates. BCCI, knows he wants to keep the T20 World Cup in India and he will decide to go ahead with the same. The members will finalize their strategy to convince the ICC to retain the T20 World Cup in India.

Another important point of discussion that will be brought up at SGM is how the remaining 31 matches for IPL 2021 will be organized in the UAE.

The issue of the availability of foreign cricketers in the second phase of IPL 2021 will also be brought up for discussion. With England and Wales Cricket Board Director (men) Ashley Giles has already made clear that the European Central Bank will not allow English cricketers to play in IPL 2021 at the expense of national obligations.

With the Caribbean Premier League launching during that period, some West Indian cricketers and some South African cricketers will also not be available for a week or so along with the quarantine period in the United Arab Emirates. BCCI will need to arrange charter flights from Saint Kitts and Nevis to keep the entire unit away from quarantine.

SGM will also discuss rescheduling the series duo against South Africa and New Zealand at home.


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