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Alternative hosts for ICC T20 WC might be India or SA

DHAKA: Political unrest in Bangladesh has put their rights of hosting ICC T20 World Cup in danger, alternative host can be India or South Africa, ARY News reported.

Bangladesh is to host the Asia Cup from February 24 to March 7, and the WorldTwenty20 from March 16 to April 6 but due to ongoing violence in the country, ICC is considering to shift the venue and according to media sources India has been advised to be prepared for organization of ICC T20 World Cup.

The matches will be played in Kolkata and Ranchi, media sources revealed.

The violence in Bangladesh has claimed many lives. Moreover, Pakistan Cricket Board has showed serious concerns about sending its team to Pakistan following demonstrations and protest rallies by anti-government groups in Bangladesh. Relations between the countries were strained after the National Assembly passed a resolution to condemn the execution of a Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader, Abdul Qadir Mullah over war crimes in 1971. 

Earlier, West Indies Cricket Board had withdrawn its Under-19 team from the ongoing tour of Bangladesh, following an explosion near the team hotel and some other international teams has shown serious concerns about playing in Bangladesh.




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