The Board of the Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has shortlisted venues for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Selecting eight venues, the board has named Mohali, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Dharamshala, Bangalore, Kolkata, and Delhi for the hosting rights.
However, a few interrelated members are not satisfied with the decision and say that the long list of the venues might create issues in the Annual General Meeting (ACG). The ACG is to be organized on 24th December and the matter will either be approved or diminished there.
BCCI chooses venues for T20 World Cup 2021, matter to be discussed on 24th December
“It’s a matter of pride for every center to host World Cup matches. We have high-class stadiums and top facilities and we want the BCCI to consider our case as well. We are OK with the bigger centers hosting India matches. But at least give us some games. We will raise the issue at the AGM,” President of West Zone State Association said according to Indian Express. (source: crictracker)
Notably, India earlier has hosted the T20 World Cup back in 2016 as the West Indies lifted the trophy. The hosts were kicked out in the semi-final loss in the hands of the Caribbeans.
The World Cup 2021 has stayed in India to be hosted in 2021 whereas the World Cup 2020 has been moved to 2021 as it was canceled amidst the global pandemic.