Earlier this week, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested Positive for COVID-19. This has been followed by the Chennai Super Kings camp getting 3 more players and staff tested positive. This has certainly created a lot of panic among everyone and BCCI took an immediate decision to postpone the tournament. Stay with us to know about the venues For Return Of IPL
While the estimated loss of 2000 crore for BCCI, The board, the league’s governing council (GC), franchises, broadcaster, and stakeholders is unanimous in settlement to this impact. Questions on mind that where and when is the query for everyone. The remaining half of the IPL will definitely not be held in India, no matter an obtainable window, enhanced bio-secure bubbles or potential enhancement within the COVID-19 scenario.
The India option is ruled out because overseas cricketers who wanted to rush back home given the Covid situation in India – will not want to return here in a hurry. While there is a report that the remaining part of the IPL will be played overseas. “It has to be played overseas. Certain suggestions have already been heard. The BCCI just has to make up its mind,” top sources in the board said.
BCCI Got Three Suggestion For Venue To Come Over With Planning Phase 2 Of IPL
IPL in UAE
Option 1 is like last year where BCCI moves the league to UAE, a tried and tested venue that worked successfully in 2020, where the T20 World Cup can also be hosted post-Phase-2. After India’s tour of England gets over on September 14, the players participating in the IPL can head to the UAE, finish a week’s quarantine and finish the remaining 31 matches before the World Cup begins around October 22.
IPL in the UK
Option 2 is Moving it to the United Kingdom, Indian team will travel to England next month for the World Test Championship and remain based out of there until the completion of India’s five-Test series.
While shifting the T20 World Cup to the UAE. The BCCI can make use of the end of the English summer – end of September and early October – to conclude the league.
IPL in Australia
Option 3 is if BCCI decides and the government of Australia revises its policies four months from now i.e. moving the T20 World Cup scheduled in India this October-November to Australia. India can make this settlement and host the 2022 edition, which is scheduled in Australia for now. India will have a crunch schedule till October 2021 playing WTC Finals, 5 Test Match Against England, Remaining IPL and T20I World Cup. BCCI will be ready with their Jumbo Squad and rotations during the matches and series.