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Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal says that BCCI did not seek foreign location for IPL 2021

The BCCI also does not require that a foreign appointment currently hosting the next IPL be seen to improve the status of COVID-19 in India, its treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal said on Saturday. Dhumal, who is also on the IPL Governing Council, told PTI that the board is confident that it will be able to host the 2021 edition of the lucrative league at home, unlike the previous edition, which was held due to an epidemic in the UAE. She also spoke partly on regaining the crowds at the stadiums, not advancing to the BCCI this season with the Ranji Trophy, India’s win in Australia, the COVID-19 vaccination for sportspersons and women’s cricket.

“We are working on having an IPL in India and we hope that we will be able to organize it. We are not even thinking about a back up at the moment, we want to do it here.

Dhumal said, “India is more secure than the UAE at this point. Hopefully the situation is stable and continues to improve and we will do it here.”

The United Arab Emirates is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases, while India has experienced a sharp decline. The seven-day average Caseloid in the United Arab Emirates has gone up to 3743, above 770 when the IPL 2020 began on 19 September. India, huge in size and population, was registering 90000 cases a day in September, but now the numbers are down to 15,000.

After the boards of the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during last year’s IPL, the Arab nation as a back-up option to host the world’s premier T20 event this season too Was seen.

The BCCI also had to take strict steps to decide on the Ranji Trophy for the much delayed season, instead, the U-19 ODI program and women’s cricket were to be held as well as the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

He said, “We took feedback from players, selection committee, state associations. It was felt that 2020 is already over and instead of having two Ranji events in the same calendar year, it is better for white ball cricket.

He said, “In this way we can consider the importance of junior cricket and next year’s Women’s World Cup and Under-19 World Cup for women.

Domestic cricket began with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the final of which will be played in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Domestic cricket is also played with a bio-safe bubble, with the treasurer saying it is tough on the organizers as well as the players, but until the cricketers are vaccinated, it is needed.

He said, “It’s tough but at least that’s how we are going to play. We are getting our players vaccinated.”

“The government directs that frontline workers and the weakest be the first to be vaccinated, but we are in contact with the government to get our players vaccinated.”

On the prospect of being crowded for the upcoming India-England competition, the first international series in the country amid the epidemic, he said: “We are reviewing the situation regularly. We want the stadium to roar back but we have to go back to the state and Will have to work closely with the central government.

“We are very keen to have the crowd back. Certainly, it will not be 100 percent capacity given the challenges, but we are looking at anywhere between 25-50 percent.”

However, there will be no rush, at least for the two Tests before 5 February in Chennai, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has confirmed. The BCCI approached its counterparts in Sri Lanka and South Africa for a bilateral series next month to resume international cricket for their women’s team, but due to COVID-19’s status in those countries Is unlikely.

The women last played an international event in March 2020.

We are curious that women’s cricket flourishes. We also wanted to conduct some bilateral chains, but that ended because COVID status is not safe in those countries. On the first available opportunity, we will handle this. “

Dhumal also praised the Indian men’s team for their brilliant performance in Australia and said the debate over victory as Test captain in place of Virat Kohli replacing Ajinkya Rahane was meaningless. “It became a historic series not only for Indian cricket but also for world cricket. The strength of this team as well as the bench strength of this team showed.

“The speculation that began in Virat’s absence was unfair and unfortunate. We should dedicate this victory to Virat and M. S. Dhoni, the kind of leadership he has provided over the years.

“In fact, coach Ravi Shastri has also been brilliant. He too often gets the same from the fans, which is unfair. This is a team, not an individual effort. Ultimately, the credit should also go to Rahane for the way he gave the team Led. After the defeat in Adelaide, “added Dhumal.

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