The postponement announcement of the T20 World Cup, to be held in October-November in Australia, is imminent, making a window for the IPL.
The BCCI has already zeroed in on the tip September-early November window for the IPL.
The board’s first alternative is staging the event at house however that’s wanting more and more unlikely with India having the third largest case load of coronavirus circumstances behind Brazil and USA.
“Staging the event in India has to be the first choice but in case it is not safe to have it, then we will look at the overseas options. UAE, Sri Lanka and New Zealand have also offered to host the IPL,” a senior BCCI official advised PTI on circumstances of anonymity.
“We will sit down with all stakeholders (broadcaster, teams, etc) and take a call. The safety of the players is paramount. There will be no compromise on that,” the official stated.
The IPL has been held abroad previously. The complete 2009 version was staged in South Africa due to the final election again house and partially within the UAE in 2014 due to the identical purpose.
However in 2019, regardless of elections, BCCI managed to schedule the IPL in India avoiding clashing with ballot dates in varied states.
The UAE once more is the front-runner to host the event if it occurs abroad. Sri Lanka is a cheap choice whereas New Zealand, which has been largely free from COVID-19, however sensible feasibility is a matter.
With New Zealand, India has a seven and half hour time distinction and even when it begins at 12:30 pm within the afternoon, most office-goers (even those that make money working from home) will miss the motion.
Apart from Hamilton to Auckland, which may be coated by street, locations like Wellington, Christchurch, Napier or Dunedin would require air journey.
IPL Governing Council assembly date to be introduced quickly
The official added the date of the IPL Governing Council assembly might be introduced quickly and points pertaining to the league, together with the Chinese sponsorship offers within the IPL, might be mentioned.
The BCCI had referred to as for an IPL GC meet greater than two weeks in the past following the India-China conflict on the Galwan Valley however the date is but to be introduced. Anti-China sentiment has been on the rise in India ever for the reason that “violent” face-off between the 2 Asian giants.
The board has a profitable five-deal deal in place for IPL title rights with Chinese cell phone maker Vivo, fetching it Rs 440 crore yearly until 2022. Indian corporations with Chinese investments like Paytm are additionally concerned within the IPL.