The cash rich league in Indian premier league has been never put into such a situation before as the uncertainties over the tournament is increasing day by day. The corona virus is failing to show mercy as its relentlessness has put the world in a precarious situation to say the least.
The latest development is that the IPL might just happen outside the country and the two possible options have been revealed by a BCCI official. There are some parts of the country where the pandemic has been restricted and brought into control to a greater extent and there are high possibilities that IPL might happen in that part of the world.
We are yet to decide on the venue but in all probability, it is going outside this year. The condition in India doesn't look suited to have so many teams come in at one or two venues and then create an atmosphere that will be safe for the players as well as the general public even though the games may be played behind closed doors,
The official further added that there are several other things that needs to be considered including logistics which will be a major factor as the tournament needs players to travel a lot.
The race is between UAE and Sri Lanka and we will need to decide on where we host the league depending on the situation there with regards to the coronavirus pandemic. Logistics also need to be looked into, so we will decide soon
The IPL chairman Brijesh Patel earlier said that if the tournament is to happen behind the doors, then he reckons the venue shouldn’t be a much of an issue.
They (Emirates Cricket Board and Sri Lanka Cricket) have informed us that they are prepared to host the IPL. But our first preference is India if we get the government's permission. It is certain that we cannot play at more than three or four venues in India, but the permissions will depend on how the COVID-19 outbreak pans out.