The historic MA Chidambaram Stadium, residence to scores of Twenty20 followers because of the next that Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) have loved the final eight years, might not host any of the India matches when the ICC World Twenty20 is hosted within the nation between March eleven and April three subsequent yr.
There is no official cause been given but over why Chennai might lose out on an India match however it is rather possible that ‘Chepauk’ could also be compensated with two World T20 matches not involving any India. Aside from India matches, Chennai may even not host any of the matches involving Sri Lanka, given the political state of affairs within the state and the Tamil-Sinhala battle.
Anurag Thakur, the BCCI secretary, admitted that there have been issues with the stadium in Chennai due to which the itemizing of World T20 venues needed to be stored pending. “We’ve got not dominated out Chennai (as a venue). The one situation is which matches could be performed in Chennai. There are specific limitations –Youcannot play Sri Lanka there, three stands are usually not full and you may’t hold Indian followers away from these stands,” stated the BCCI secretary.
Thakur, nevertheless, didn’t go into the specifics of whether or not Chennai would get to host the Indian staff.
The BCCI has not stored any venues on standby for the event as all eight centres initially listed in the course of the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) assembly in Barbados are being included within the itinerary. Delhi, a serious venue that’s at present in a messy state of affairs over tax-associated points with the state authorities, might additionally miss out on a World T20 recreation.
There isn’t a affirmation but over the variety of venues which were shortlisted for the event. “We held an in depth dialogue as we speak. There have been sure centres which got deadlines of August 25 to submit completion studies and we’re nonetheless ready for his or her certificates,” Thakur stated.
The BCCI has gone previous the deadline to finalise the event venues. As of now, Mumbai, Kolkata, Nagpur, Chennai, Mohali, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Pune, Rajkot, Hyderabad and Dharamsala are the venues which were marked down because the potential venues. The Eden Gardens in Kolkata has been pencilled in to host the ultimate of the event.
“There are various issues to be thought-about earlier than allocating matches. That is why at the moment’s assembly was held, to seek out out that are the appropriate venues and the way we will organise a profitable event,” Thakur stated, including that the small print shall be despatched to the ICC quickly for approval after which the fixtures can be launched.
Shetty named WT20 coordinator, IPL chief
Veteran Mumbai cricket administrator Ratnakar Shetty has been named the chief coordinator for the ICC World T20 to be performed in India early subsequent yr. Shetty was additionally the ICC 2011 World Cup director, an occasion that was hosted within the sub-continent. Shetty, it’s learnt, has additionally been given the added duty to go the Indian Premier League operations instead of Sundar Raman, who give up final month.
Whereas Shetty’s official designation in IPL is but to be recognized, it’s learnt that the BCCI mandarins are satisfied that he’s the correct man for the job, given his huge expertise in Indian cricket administration. “It was a toss-up between Shetty and Amrit Mathur, who handles inner communications. Shetty has been requested to take the duty purely due to his expertise,” a supply stated.
Additional it’s learnt that the BCCI is zeroing in on ICC official Dhiraj Malhotra to deal with the event’s logistics and operations subsequent yr. Malhotra had been related to the IPL throughout its first three years.