‘We Are Exploring All Options’ BCCI Mulling To Host IPL-2022 In India

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The BCCI has said that hosting the IPL 2022 in India is their first goal, whereas other venues have been explored. The ongoing COVID-19 concern in India may make it difficult for the BCCI to hold the tournament in ten venues since instances appear to be growing at an alarming speed. The IPL 2022 is set to begin in April of this year and run until the end of May.

Furthermore, the mega auction schedules of February 12 and 13 are in dispute, and the province of Karnataka has imposed strict limitations. According to recent BCCI sources, the location for the major auction might be relocated from Bengaluru, or indeed the dates could be rescheduled. In addition, the event is scheduled to begin a few days early in order to limit the number of doubleheaders.

Our priority is the auction, we will soon take a call: BCCI Source

The IPL 2021 had to be broken into 2 parts, with the first taking place under closed doors in India in April of the last year. Unfortunately, COVID-19’s presence in the bio bubble caused that the competition had to be postponed in the middle of the event, and the balance of the competition had to be staged in the UAE under restrictive conditions in October. According to insiders, the BCCI is also investigating foreign possibilities for the future event.

“We are exploring all options which include overseas IPL as well. But our focus is to host IPL in India for sure. As of now, our priority is auction, we will soon take a call,” the insider quoted.

The BCCI has delayed domestic events in India, including the Ranji Trophy season, due to an increase of COVID-19 instances within the state camp. Around Bengal’s camp, 6 players screened positive, whereas Mumbai’s Shivam Dube also came back positive. The new variant Omicron has multiplied faster than the previous freak, and it has caused widespread panic across the nation at the instant.

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