Chennai still has a chance to host World T20

Pavan Suresh / 19 November 2015

The BCCI has confirmed that it has not ruled out Chennai as a venue for the World Twenty 20 in India next year despite the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association missing the deadline to produce clearness for three stands at the MA Chidambaram Stadium that have remained locked for last three years.

The BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said we have not ruled out Chennai at the end of World T20’s management and organizing committee meeting.

The TNCA has responded to the ICC questions about the facilities at the MA Chidambaram Stadium but were in no position to say when they would obtain clearance for the three stands.

The World T20 will be held in India next year. Delhi the venue for T20 World Cup has been under scanner following the recent controversies surrounding DDCA’s administrative and finical health. However, the sources said that the working committee has not discussed the Delhi situation much in detail.

If Chennai would not be able to host the T20 World Cup matches, Anurag Thakur said a standby venue has been discussed in the event of existing centre’s inability to stage matches, but he hoped that such a situation would not come.

Anurag Thakur is hopeful of making the T20 World Cup in India a grand success and hopes to stage matches in Chennai. Sri Lankan players were not allowed to play in Chennai. The Pakistan team might not send their team to India because of security issues. 

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