IPL 2022 to be Held Overseas Amid Covid-19 Omicron Scare? Report Suggests BCCI Contemplating That Option

IPL 2022 Venue: There is nothing official on this, but a source in the know of the developments has revealed this. 

Updated: January 9, 2022 11:18 AM IST

By India.com Sports Desk | Edited by Ankit Banerjee

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Mumbai: Despite wanting desperately to hold the cash-rich Indian Premier League in India, the Board of Control of Cricket in India is already contemplating overseas options amid rising Covid cases in the country. Over the past month or so, the Indian board has time and again expressed their wish to host the tournament in its home – but, that may not happen.

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As per a report on Sports Tak, overseas venues are being looked into as backup alternatives. There is nothing official on this, but a source in the know of the developments has revealed this.

“We are exploring all options which include overseas IPL as well. But our focus is to host IPL in India for sure. As of now our priority is auction, we will soon take a call,” said the source.

Something similar happened last year. The IPL started in India but had to be suspended due to the second wave of Coronavirus. The tournament started six months later in UAE and that is where it was concluded. It was held behind closed doors in UAE.

With the Covid situation globally, certainly, even this year – there will be the bio-bubbles.

That is not the only thing on the mind of the Indian board. An auction needs to be held before the tournament. As per reports, the auction would take place in the early half of February. The tournament is tentatively scheduled to start in the month of April.

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Published Date: January 9, 2022 11:17 AM IST

Updated Date: January 9, 2022 11:18 AM IST