New Zealand rule out rumours of hosting IPL 2020
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will take place or not this year is still in doubt and meanwhile, New Zealand have ruled out the rumours of hosting the tournament.
Rumours were flying couple a days ago that New Zealand Cricket (NZC) are willing to host the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). But the board denied reports on Thursday claiming that they didn’t receive any offer from the BCCI nor they are willing to host it.
New Zealand are already cleared of the coronavirus and that led to a rumour that their board is willing to host the IPL 2020. However, NZC spokesperson Richard Boock has said the board hasn’t had any talks with the BCCI expressing interest.
“The report is simply speculation. We have not offered to host the IPL nor have we had an approach to do so,” he said.
The rumours started to spread after news agency PTI had quoted an unnamed BCCI official as claiming that New Zealand has made the offer.
With Asia Cup cancelled and the upcoming T20 World Cup also set to be cancelled, the chances of organizing the IPL is increasing and BCCI are hopeful of organising the league in September-October window in place of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Cricket Australia (CA) have already given a hint that the tournament is set to be cancelled as they are not willing to take the risk and host the event as the coronavirus is still not under control over the world.