JUST IN: Kerala Offers to Host IPL if BCCI Gives a nod

Kerala offers to host IPL if BCCI gives a nod

Kerala offers to host IPL if BCCI gives a nod

The future of IPL 2020 is not clear yet as BCCI is looking for the meeting of ICC full members that will take place on 10th June 2020 for taking decisions over the future of the T20 World Cup.

Based on the decision taken by ICC members on 10th June 2020 BCCI will look for all permutations and combinations to host the mega event in that October-November window in case the World Cup gets postponed for this year.

However, a recent statement came from ACC that has created a new dilemma as they are also waiting for the decision that will be taken by ICC full member on T20 World Cup on 10th June 2020.

ACC (Asian Cricket Council) is also looking to change the host location from Pakistan to Sri Lanka. As If Asia Cup happens in Pakistan the biggest problem will be the Indian team will not travel to Pakistan due to diplomatic tensions between the two countries from the last 70 years.

Conducting an IPL In India in October- November window is far fetched India with spectators but considering the matches under close doors might be possible.

If BCCI host IPL in that window the biggest problem is the venue to which Kerala state board has come forward as they are looking to organize some of the matches in the state.

Also, Kerala is one of the best states who have tackled COVID-19 effectively and efficiently as compared to other states like Maharastra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi.

The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has approached the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) for permission to play cricket at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kaloor. They have also encouraged to shift some ISL matches of Kerala Blasters to Kozhikode.

The KCA has spent some money to renovate the stadium so that few IPL matches can be hosted at this venue. Taking about the present cricket stadium which is Greenfield Stadium is the lone stadium in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.