Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Sri Lanka is seeking to host the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League


Sri Lanka Cricket has expressed interest in hosting the Indian Premier League in 2022. (IPL). COVID-19 is now ravaging India, with the number of cases rising at an alarming rate. As a result, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has prepared a contingency plan in which South Africa and Sri Lanka will serve as backup hosts.

While the United Arab Emirates hosted the full IPL 2020, the Gulf country had hosted a portion of the previous season. However, according to reports, the Indian board does not want to be fully reliant on the UAE to host the lucrative championship.

Meanwhile, SLC has expressed interest and has mentioned starting talks with the BCCI, which is helmed by Sourav Ganguly.

“We’ve seen reports, and we’ll be delighted to host the IPL in Sri Lanka,” he said. 

The SLC secretary, Mohan de Silva, was cited by Cricbuzz as stating, “We will commence negotiations with the BCCI regarding this soon.”

Silva also sounded upbeat about Sri Lanka’s status throughout the pandemic. 

“The Covid situation here in Sri Lanka is not bad, and you can be guaranteed that we will be very warm guests,” the SLC secretary continued.

After the ongoing domestic season was interrupted due to the epidemic, the BCCI is already on its toes. The Vijay Hazare Trophy and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy both went off without a hitch.

The next Ranji Trophy, however, had to be postponed, while the Cooch Behar U19 Trophy had to be halted in the middle of its run.

The BCCI also faces a problem in staging Indian Premier League 2022, given the advent of two new clubs from Ahmedabad and Gujarat. A deadline of January 22 has also been set for the new franchises to complete their recruitment process.

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According to a BCCI official, they have until 5 p.m. on January 22 to complete their signings. “In the second week of February, the big auction will take place. VIVO has also withdrawn as the IPL’s title sponsor, with TATA taking their place.



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