Sports desk. All the league stages of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 14 are likely to be held in Mumbai. Discussions are on between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL officials. On 18 February, the mini auction for the new season of IPL was held in Chennai. Delhi Capitals co-owner Perth Jindal said after the IPL auction in Chennai, “From what I hear and see, all the matches in the league stage of the IPL can be held in Mumbai. If England can come to India, if all the matches of ISL (Indian Super League) can be held in Goa, if Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Tournament can be in different places then I don’t think IPL should be from India. Should go out I believe the IPL will be in India.
Jindal said, ‘I think the BCCI and IPL officials are considering whether there is a league stage in one city and playoffs in another place. There is a lot of speculation about Mumbai, which could possibly become the venue of the league stage, as there are three international grounds (Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, DY Patil Stadium) where practice facilities are available. Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium will host the knockout, although it is all unverified, telling what I heard. Some prominent members of other franchises have also reacted to the matter. Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman said that things are still uncertain about the venue. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders chief executive Venky Mysore said that if you look at every team, then it is balancing the team in view of all the circumstances. These are unusual times and in such a situation we will all support the BCCI.
Last season of the IPL was spectacular amidst the Corona epidemic. Whether it is in India or elsewhere, we will give our full support. The collective effort is the most important for organizing the tournament. Punjab Kings head coach Anil Kumble said, “If the IPL happens in India, then we have all the options and if it goes out, we have options for that too.” BCCI President Saurabh Ganguly said at the beginning of the week. That this year is going to be big. He did not share any information regarding the IPL venue, although he has given a statement about prioritizing IPL hosting in India for the last few months. He said in a statement, ‘We will see if we can bring the viewers back to the IPL, it is a decision that we have to take very soon, but it is going to be another great tournament.