The IPL 2020 auction will take place in Kolkata on December 19. Recently, the new IPL governing council has appointed and they start the preparation for Next. In the Next Season of IPL, three new cities will host this. Rajasthan Royals wants their second home from Ahmedabad to Guwahati for IPL 2020; Kings XI Punjab wants their second home venue to Lucknow. Last year, KXIP’s second home was in Indoor.
“Rajasthan have requested for a change of their second home from Ahmedabad to Guwahati and while the GC is okay with the move, IMG will now conduct an inspection at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium before giving the green signal.
“As for Lucknow, KXIP have been looking to move to the city since the last edition and had even sent in a request. But polls had played a major role in causing a delay in the shift. But thanks to the great review of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium after the India-West Indies game, the venue is now almost certain to become Punjab’s second home. They earlier played their games at the I.S. Bindra Stadium in Mohali and also used the Holkar Stadium in Indore as their second home,” the official said.
“Too early to comment on Thiruvananthapuram, but again, the reviews of the Greenfield International Stadium is brilliant and the people of Kerala are crazy about the game.”
Coming back to Rajasthan’s decision to request for a change of venue, the official said that as per RR the demand for a share in profits was one of the reasons cited for the move. “RR believes that the share in profit being asked for is on the higher side. Also, Guwahati is keen to come on board and be a part of the IPL carnival,” the official pointed.