BCCI pledges to make next year's T20 World Cup spectacular

Preparations are underway as the cricket board of India gets ready to host the 2016 World Twenty20

Sports Desk July 23, 2015
Kolkata is being prepared to host the T20 finals next year. PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI: The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) said on Thursday that it will pull out all stops in order to ensure the success of the World Twenty20 2016, reported Press Trust of India.

In a press conference, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said that attention was being paid to all aspects of the event,

BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur, while addressing a press conference, said that they were focusing on all areas, including the spectators.

"Discussions are on for the 2016 World T20 at eight venues. The first Organising Committee meeting will be held before August 7 to discuss what new changes are to be brought like how and from where the disabled fans will enter the stadiums, how to make toilets big and clean, measures for firefighting and spectators point of view. We will do a lot," Thakur said.

Read: Kolkata to host World Twenty20 final

The tournament will commence from 11th March of next year and it will take place in eight cities, including Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Dharamsala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and Delhi. The final of the World T20 will take place in Kolkata on April 3rd.

Thakur also made it a point to mention the fitness levels of the younger Indian cricketers.

"There should be quality, a benchmark and standard for fitness. Once the players are in reckoning (for national side), they must know what the standard is."


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