Finally, after two years, India will again witness the Indian Premier League in their country as the previous season of the tournament was held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Initially, there was a plan to host the tournament in one city only, but now The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is thinking of hosting the matches in multiple cities across the country. Though it will need preparations, arrangements, and permissions to make it happen, the idea has been passed to the senior officials and discussion is going on for hosting the games in five to six cities.
One of the officials of BCCI opened about the matter and he said that there is time for IPL 2021 and there are possibilities that the tournament might be played in multiple cities if things work out the way they want. The official said that the Board is looking for more stadiums to host the matches so that more people will get to see the matches live as people from all over the country can’t come to one city to watch the match. As the Covid-19 things are becoming normal, the odds might work out in their favor. After Covid-19, things are becoming normal now and it won’t be a problem in hosting games in multiple cities, though the safety of players and people will be the primary concern.
Some cities are proposed for hosting the games including Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. Franchises are looking forward to having the matches in four to five cities and they will be looking for the best options to make it happen.
The official of BCCI also added that the board is very much eager to host the matches in multiple cities. One of the benefits of this is that the situations might go out of hand as there are still Covid-19 symptoms out there. So, due to coronavirus, if a match gets canceled to host in one city, it can be played in another one.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WILL BE FIRST PRIORITY
As BCCI is planning to take the tournament to more and more fans, it is also working on making sure that the safety of people and players will be ensured. The bio-bubble restrictions will be made.