Covid cases force BCCI to postpone league, World Cup may move to UAE from India
The attacking left-hand batsman achieved the feat against South Africa in the T20 World Cup in 2010. In the match, South Africa had won the toss and opted to bowl first.
On Friday, the number of fresh Covid-19 cases breached the four lakh mark for the first time ever along with over 3,500 deaths.
If Covid situation continues to deteriorate in India, ICC is expected to name UAE as hosts
As per convention, ICC keeps a back-up country ready and it's been the UAE for the past one year.
It is understood that the BCCI will cite the current vaccination drive to leverage some more time, at least till the end of July, but whether the ICC is prepared to wait remains to be seen.
The players said if the current impasse is not resolved soon, South Africa may not been able to take part in the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in India in October-November.
de Villiers has been in good form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) thus far despite having not played any cricket after the end of the 2020 edition of the tournament.
De Villiers himself is keen to play the T20 World Cup in India later this year, and is supposed to discuss the subject with national team head coach Mark Boucher towards the end of the IPL.
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The fast bowling great said that winning the One-Day and T20 series in South Africa was a big achievement for the team.
India and Pakistan have not played bilateral series for many years now due to political tension between two countries.
The BCCI had initially thought of keeping the event to six venues but after several state units expressed interest during an informal meet.
The tournament is scheduled to be held in October-November in India, which is reporting over one lakh daily cases for the past few days.
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