The BCCI is discussing all the possible options to hold the IPL 2020 even if it requires to host the event outside the country as their last option if the situation doesn’t permit holding of the lucrative league in the country itself.
“The board is looking for all the possible options. If it comes to taking IPL out of India then it may happen but as the last option”, a source within the BCCI told to a leading media portal. “If that’s the only option then we will consider it. We have done it in the past also and we can do it again but the first preference will be to host it in India”, the source added. The 2020 IPL was scheduled to commence on March 29 which was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s not the first time when the IPL will take place outside India as IPL 2009 was hosted by South Africa and the 2014 edition was also hosted in UAE & India. The ICC on Thursday has delayed all the decisions on “all agenda items” until June 10. The c=source further said that nothing has been finalized yet & the BCCI will wait to get the clarity over the commencement of the T20 World Cup whether it would be played in Australia from October 18 to November 15.
“We will wait for clarity over T20 World Cup from ICC before discussing anything further. But I can tell that as of now no decision has been taken,” the source said. As of now, all the IPL fans are waiting eagerly to get a go ahead signal of the BCCI so that they can get the chance to witness their favorite Indian Premier League.