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India to host New Zealand before T20 World Cup 2021: Reports

Indian fans will never forget as to what happened during the previous marquee event in England and Wales. New Zealand knocked the Indians out of the World Cup semi-final, in what truly a heartbreaking moment for the Men in Blue including the fans.

Team India last won a competitive tournament when they thrived well in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 where they got the better of England in England to win the coveted prize. It was when MS Dhoni scripted history by becoming the only captain to win all the ICC trophies.

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Since 2013, Team India haven’t won any marquee event. However, they will be looking forward to delivering the best in the upcoming marquee events. India boasts a bunch of really good cricketers now and they have all the tools and ingredients to win a major trophy soon.

India to host New Zealand

As per a new report, India is likely to host New Zealand before the T20 World Cup 2021. Team India is currently in Australia playing the fourth and final Test in Brisbane. After that, they will host England for a full-fledged tour, in what will be the busiest year of cricket.

After the completion of the home assignment against England in February and March, the cricket fraternity will witness 14th edition of the IPL. Then India will play a limited-overs series against Sri Lanka following by Asia Cup tournament. A brief series against Zimbabwe is also in the cards followed by a 5-match Test series in England.

With T20 World Cup 2021 just 10 months away from the start, India are looking forward to playing as many as T20I games as possible. India will play 5 T20Is against England in March. They are also expected to play 5 T20Is in Sri Lanka, and the Asia Cup will be played in the T20I format this time around.

BCCI is likely to host New Zealand this year just before the T20 World Cup. A BCCI source disclosed the same as it was decided in the BCCI Apex Council Meeting. All the details about the venues will be updated later. The source went on to add that the main idea is to play as many T20 games as possible, with the T20 World Cup tournament coming up.

“The venues and detailing will be done in some time. But the idea is to play maximum T20 games with an eye on the T20 World Cup. It will help the boys prepare,” said the source as quoted by NDTV Sports.

“We are set to host the 2021 T20 World Cup as well as the 50-over World Cup in 2023. We need to speak to the government to see if we can get tax exemption, and for this, we have decided that our secretary Jay Shah and treasurer Arun Dhumal will speak to the government. If the government does not agree, we will then decide on how to go about it. We also have the 2016 World T20 matter pending, so that will also have to be worked out,” said the source.

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