The IPL is set to host eight teams and six venues. There will be more teams in the T20 World Cup, the game will be played in more venues. Mike Hussey does not understand how this is possible in this situation of the Covid epidemic in India. According to the former Australian batsman and batting coach of IPL team Chennai Super Kings, the ICC should fix the option.
The tournament was postponed on May 4 after Covid attacked the IPL’s bio-safety zone. Mike Hussey was affected that day. After being admitted to a hospital in Chennai, later quarantined at a hotel, Covid was released and toured the Maldives, burning a lot of wood and finally returning home. He is now in quarantine in Sydney.
Hussey, who has been in the IPL for a long time as a player and coach, told Fox Cricket from Quarantine that the ICC should come up with an alternative plan.
“I think it will be very difficult for India to host the World Cup. There were eight teams in the IPL. For the World Cup there will probably be equal teams or more teams from outside, there will be more venues. If the game is played in different cities, the risk increases. ”
“I think they need to plan bigger for the situation and maybe look at the UAE or somewhere else, where the World Cup can be held. In my opinion, many boards in the cricket world will be very nervous about going to India. ”
This year’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in October-November. But the Covid epidemic in India has now taken a terrible turn. The country also recorded the highest number of deaths in a single day on Wednesday. As a government, more than two and a half crore people are now affected there.
The Indian cricket board has already said it will do its best to host the World Cup in the country. If it is not possible, they will hold the tournament in the UAE under their own management.
However, no decision is being made about the T20 World Cup. The final decision could be made at the ICC’s annual meeting in July.