MUMBAI: The current IPL match which is one of the richest leagues of world cricket, is difficult to host in India due to Covid 19 crisis. However, the UAE and Sri Lanka cricket boards have offered to host IPL in their country. New Zealand, which is now a corona-free country, has also given BCCI an offer to host the IPL.
There is news from BCCI that it is planning to organize a 13th edition of the league abroad, awaiting a final decision on the T20 World Cup. This was attributed to the UAE and Sri Lanka boards.
According to BCCI sources, the Kiwis Cricket Board, which is now a corona-free country, also said it is ready to host the IPL.
However, BCCI member Arun Dumal commented that India is the top priority for the IPL. But, if corona cases are on the rise, then they will be organizing it abroad. New Zealand,UAE,Sri Lanka expressed interest in hosting IPL.
This is not the first time that the IPL is planning to be organized abroad. At the time of 2009 Lok Sabha elections IPL was held in South Africa. Later in 2014 some matches were held in the UAE for the same reason