BCCI to discuss 'new changes' to make World T20 a grand success

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New Delhi, July 23: The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) today said it will leave no stone unturned in its attempt to make next year's World Twenty20 a grand success.

Kolkata to host WT20 final

BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur, while addressing a press conference, said they are focusing on all areas, including spectators interest.

Anurag Thakur

"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.

Eight cities - Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Dharamsala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and Delhi - have been named as venues for the prestigious event, which will begin on March 11 next year. Kolkata will host the final on April 3.

The BCCI Secretary also emphasised that the young Indian players must work hard on fitness. "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."


Story first published: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 13:15 [IST]
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