IPL : Coronavirus causing headache for BCCI

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Mumbai, 27/2 (AO Bureau) : The 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is likely to be held in India. However, due to the increase in the cases of Kovid-19 recently, the concerns of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have increased. Earlier there was discussion that due to Wankhede, Brabourne, DY Patil, and Reliance Stadium in Mumbai, it would be right to organize a tournament for eight weeks by creating a bio-safe environment. But due to increasing cases of Covid-19 in Maharashtra, the situation has become serious. The BCCI has started preparing Plan B after new cases have come up in the state.

According to a Sports Today report, the BCCI is considering four to five places to host the next IPL as it does not seem possible to choose Covid-19 as the only host city in Mumbai and surrounding areas. is. Therefore cities like Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Kolkata will be ready to host matches. A senior BCCI official told PTI on the condition of confidentiality, “There is still a month left for the IPL to start, but there are definitely some decisions to be made. Organizing in a city Mumbai would be risky, while there are increasing cases. Ahmedabad is likely to host IPL playoffs and final matches. The IPL will start in the second week of April. Due to the epidemic, it was organized in the UAE last year.

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