The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has revealed that they will be considering either UAE or Mumbai to hold the Indian Premier League (IPL).
IPL’s venue’s decision still hangs by a thread as there is no stick commitment. Earlier, BCCI revealed that UAE and Sri Lanka proposed them for hosting the cash-rich T20 league. Later, they disclosed that New Zealand also has invited them for organizing the league. However, either Sri Lanka or UAE was to be considered.
Now, according to the new announcements, an official of BCCI revealed that they will either be holding the league at Mumbai or at UAE.
If the tournament will take place in India, then Mumbai is the possible choice but if due to the rising COVID-19 cases, BCCI will have to move it outside India, then UAE will be given priority for sure.
BCCI shortlists Mumbai and UAE as the possible venues for IPL 2020
“The certain thing is that the IPL is all set to happen this year. The choice of venue will be taken into consideration after assessing the situation in the country. The UAE government is in touch with its Indian counterpart and if India can’t host the event, UAE will,” he said while speaking to Sportskeeda.
However, the league was all set to be kicked off by 29th March. Later, due to the several extensions in the lockdown postponed the tournament. In the end, the authorities finally called off the cash-rich T20 league until further notice. It is to be noted that BCCI is looking for a window of October-November in case if the T20 World Cup gets canceled so they can hold the league then.