IPL’s Governing Council is monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Mumbai & the BCCI would be soon deciding about how to go ahead with the 14th edition of the T20 tournament.
A source near to the BCCI revealed that nothing has been decided as of now regarding the venues of this year’s IPL & it has been revealed that the BCCI would be seeking assurance from the State governments before giving them authority to host the IPL matches this year.
“As of now it’s all speculation whether it’s Punjab or Hyderabad. We will soon have IPL GC in which we will decide what needs to be done and how the IPL needs to be conducted this year, as of now nothing has been decided yet. BCCI will seek assurances from state governments before allowing them to host the matches,” a source within the BCCI told ANI.
“Whether it can be held in a state while elections are taking place and when talking about Punjab, BCCI needs concrete assurance from authorities that no unwanted incident will take place when the matches happen there,” the source added.
When talking about Mumbai being selected as an IPL venue or not the source near to BCCI said, “We are keeping a close watch on Mumbai also because of Covid cases.” On Tuesday Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had said that he was very surprised to see Mohali has not been chosen as one of the IPL venues & he also asked the BCCI to reconsider their decision.
Talking about Amarinder Singh’s appeal the source within the BCCI said, “We will discuss everything in the governing council meeting.”