Maharastra is the most affected state in India when it comes to COVID-19 where more than 50,000 people have lost their lives due to a deadly virus.
As per the latest reports, BCCI might look to change Mahrastra as host for the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league as bringing the crowd in these situations in the state will not be possible.
However, Sharad Pawar who served as the president of BCCI in the past has assured the world’s richest cricket board to conduct IPL 2021 in Maharastra. According to him, the state government will take every step possible to host the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league in the state.
A report on Cricbuzz said that IPL chairman Brijesh Patel, acting BCCI CEO Hemang Amin and a few officials of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) met Pawar. The meeting was fixed to discuss the possibility of matches in Mumbai. Pawar, who is a former BCCI and ICC President, has given a positive response.
However, the other senior officials from BCCI have revealed that after we had done a meeting with Pawar, we have been assured to conduct the mega event in Maharastra. Taking about the current India-England Test series where the host are leading by 2-1 with the result of last match will decide the other finalist who will compete against Kiwis in the inaugural edition of World Test Championship final which is scheduled on 18th June 2021 in Lords.
“The general impression at the meeting was that it should be just like in Ahmedabad or Chennai, where the 50 percent crowds are/were allowed,” a source in the know told Cricbuzz. Earlier a report had suggested that BCCI is mulling over Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore.