The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) top brass, the Indian Premier League
governing council members and the franchise owners had a virtual meeting on Saturday, January 22.
They discussed the venue for the upcoming edition of IPL among other things.
India Today understands that the BCCI is confident of hosting IPL 2022 in India,
but is working towards creating a backup plan in case the Covid-19 cases in the
country don’t go down by the time the T20 tournament gets underway.
Meanwhile, IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel said that IPL 2022
is tentatively set to start from March 27.
A source, which attended the meeting on Saturday, has told India Today that
the board is hopeful of having IPL 2022 played at home.
The availability of multiple grounds in Mumbai and Pune will make it easier
as the new season will have 10 teams,
including 2 new teams one from Ahmedabad and the other from Lucknow.
BCCI LOOKING TO HOST IPL 2022 ACROSS MUMBAI AND PUNE
The BCCI is targeting Mumbai and Pune as the two venues to
host IPL 2022.
Hosting the tournament in the Mumbai-Pune corridor will give the board
a viable option
to create a cluster and use only road travel,
thereby eliminating the risks associated with air travel in the wake of the pandemic.
The Mumbai-Pune arrangement also makes it easier for logistics.
the franchise owners prefer either the UAE or South Africa as the alternate
venue in case IPL 2022 needs to be moved out of India.