IPL in India: BCCI is making plan B. South Africa or Sri Lanka will be the hosts

In light of the growing Corona outbreak, the BCCI has devised a Plan B for the IPL. According to a report published in the Indian Express, if Corona cases continue to rise at this rate until April, IPL-15 could be held in either South Africa or Sri Lanka. Due to an increase in Corona cases in India, the IPL’s last two seasons were held in the United Arab Emirates. The first half of the IPL 2021 season was held in India, while the second half was held in the United Arab Emirates.

The T20 World Cup was also supposed to be held in India in 2021, but due to Corona, the World Cup was moved to the UAE. ‘We can’t just rely on UAE all the time,’ the BCCI official said, according to the Indian Express report. We’ll have to come up with something else. The time difference between South Africa and India will be beneficial to both players and cricket fans.

Why is South Africa the Best Option?

South Africa is 3 hours and 30 minutes ahead of India in time. It will be 8.30 p.m. in India if the first ball is bowled at 5 p.m. in Africa. This will have no effect on the broadcast time. The BCCI’s Plan B prioritises South Africa. The Africa Board, according to a BCCI official, had brilliantly organised the series between India A and South Africa A. Throughout the series, there was not a single corona case. Simultaneously, ever since Virat Kohli’s team arrived in Africa. The African board has done an excellent job for them.

The location where the team stayed for the second Test, according to the official, was spread out over several acres. There was also a pond, which made things easier for players who had been confined to their rooms on several overseas tours due to the Bio Bubble over the years. Due to the Lok Sabha elections in 2009, the IPL was relocated to South Africa.

Sri Lanka is another possibility.

When the IPL’s 13th season was postponed due to the Corona scandal. Following that, Cricket Sri Lanka (SLC) offered to host the event. Sri Lanka recently held the Lanka Premier League, which was brilliantly organised. Sri Lanka is also a great option for BCCI in this situation.

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