Sri Lanka eager to host IPL
Multiple Indian domestic cricket tournaments have been postponed since Corona reemerged.
Maksud HaqueDesk Reporter
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has expressed interest in hosting the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). At present, it is spreading at an alarming rate across India. Therefore, a lot of speculation is about whether it will be possible to host IPL in India.
In 2020, the entire IPL tournament was held in the United Arab Emirates. The first part of the 2021 event was held in India but the second part was held in the United Arab Emirates. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wants to consider alternative thinking in this year's event, not just relying on the United Arab Emirates. As a result, South Africa and Sri Lanka have been considered as alternative venues.
Regarding the IPL, SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva said, "We are aware of this and would be happy to host the IPL in Sri Lanka. We will talk to the BCCI about this soon. "
Multiple Indian domestic cricket tournaments have been postponed since Corona reemerged. As a result, organizing the upcoming IPL is definitely challenging for the BCCI. Moreover, two new teams will be added to the IPL this year. This year's IPL will be played with a total of 10 teams including two franchises from Ahmedabad and Gujarat. As the number of teams increases, the number of cricketers in this year's event will also increase naturally. As a result, ensuring the safety of cricketers is going to be much more difficult and challenging for the BCCI.
The IPL authorities have given the two new teams time till January 22 to complete the recruitment process. A BCCI official said, "They have time till 5 pm on January 22."
The auction for the next edition of the IPL will be held on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore. Tata will be seen instead of Vivo as the title sponsor of the IPL this year.