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T20 World Cup should be held elsewhere, teams would be nervous about going to India, says Michael Hussey

T20 World Cup must be held elsewhere, groups could be nervous about going to India, says Michael Hussey

Sydney: Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey, who examined constructive for COVID-19 in IPL’s bio-bubble, has advocated transferring this yr’s T20 World Cup from India to the UAE as he feels groups will probably be “nervous” to journey there due to the raging pandemic.

Batting coach Hussey was amongst three members of the Chennai Tremendous Kings contingent who contracted the virus through the IPL, which needed to be suspended after circumstances have been detected in 4 groups.

“I believe it’ll be very tough in my opinion to play that event in India,” Hussey advised Fox Cricket upon his return to Sydney, the place he’s present process a 14-day quarantine.

Hussey had additionally spent two weeks isolating in India after testing constructive for the virus in Delhi from the place he was transported to Chennai in an air ambulance.

“I believe it’ll be very tough in my opinion to play that event in India.” Sportzpics

“We’re speaking about eight groups within the IPL. I believe there are most likely comparable quantity, possibly extra groups coming in from abroad (for the T20 World Cup), there’d be extra venues. As I mentioned earlier, in the event that they’re enjoying in numerous cities, that’s when the danger goes up.

“I believe they’re going to should look some fairly large contingency plans, maybe wanting on the UAE or someplace like that that might host the World T20. I believe there will probably be loads of cricket boards all over the world that’d be fairly nervous about going again to India for a cricket event,” mentioned Hussey.

UAE has already emerged because the again up venue and the ICC is more likely to take a name on the event on 1 June

Speaking about his ordeal in India, Hussey mentioned he had signs however he by no means feared for his life.

“On the time I assumed I did not really feel nice, however not life-threatening or something like that. However it does take its toll on you after some time I suppose. My preliminary check got here up as a weak constructive, and we have been form of hoping the subsequent could be damaging and it would be alright, however sadly I acquired retested the subsequent day and that got here again constructive.

“To be sincere, I had already began feeling a number of the signs and so I used to be pondering, ‘I am fairly positive I’ve acquired it’.”

“Plus I used to be sitting subsequent to the bowling coach (L Balaji) on the bus a number of instances, so I assumed, ‘If he is acquired it then there is a fairly good likelihood I’ve acquired it as effectively’,” he added.

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Updated: May 20, 2021 — 5:35 am

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