The BCCI has sought time until June 28 to resolve on whether or not it can host the T20 World Cup in India as a doable third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is anticipated throughout the meet in October-November. The again-up international locations are United Arab Emirates and Oman as of now.
“We need to deliver the event in full in the window that is allowed for the event. From planning point of view, we need certainty, one of the things that one is finding is an extra layer of complexity in arranging global events in times of restrictions related to COVID-19,” Allardice informed choose media retailers.
“There are restrictions related to travel and requirements to enter other countries, the arrangements around hotels etc.,” he mentioned, citing their considerations.
Allardice mentioned that the ultimate decision remains to be some days away.
“What we are looking towards is certainty about the decisions where the events can be staged, we can start developing the match schedule and getting all the plans in place, board is going to take a call at the end of the month, and, at this stage, we are in discussions daily with BCCI and where we can try and finalise the match schedule,” Allardice mentioned.
“There are budgets and everything else. I think not much to add at this stage other than to say that a decision will be made at the end of the month,” Allardice was non-committal.
Allardice assured that even when the match is held in India, it should solely occur as soon as all of the member nations are taken into confidence.
“The decisions of ICC are all made by the board and it consists of representatives of all the member countries.
“In phrases of them taking a decision where the matches will be staged, they (ICC BOARD) are all the time reflecting the views of their member boards and by extension their gamers.
“It is also in terms of the way the decisions are made and always there is a country representation in that decision.”