BCCI Plan B For IPL 2022 Tournament Can Be Held In These 2 Countries
IPL 2022: The upcoming season of IPL can be played in South Africa or Sri Lanka in view of the outbreak of Covid in the country. India is seeing a rise in Covid - 19 cases and if things don't in the coming months
Keeping These Two Places as Possible Locations As Plan B
The dark shadow of Covid -19 is once again hovering over the Indian Premier League ( IPL2022 ). There is no clarity about where the 2022 season of the tournament will be held. However, some time ago news was coming that BCCI is trying to organize this tournament at home. But now it is being reported that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is keeping South Africa and Sri Lanka as Plan B as possible venues for the upcoming season.
The original plan of the Indian board is for the 15th edition of the league to be an away format with the use of 10 venues from the teams' home ground. Although the third wave of Covid- 19 is still in its initial stages, not much can be said about what will be the situation of the virus in the coming two months. The BCCI is also contemplating organizing the entire league in Maharashtra, as there are there stadiums in Maharashtra.
T20 League May Be Organized in South Africa Or Sri Lanka
in such a situation, according to a report in the Indian Express, if the situation in India does not improve, the Indian Cricket Board will organize a T20 league in South Africa or Sri Lanka. The UAE, where the IPL was held entirely in 2020 and partly in 2021, is not seen as the only backup option this time around.
Can't Depend On UAE All the Time'
A BCCI official said," We cannot depend on UAE all the time, so we decided to explore more options. South Africa's time difference also works well for the players. The Indian cricket team is currently in South Africa, where it will play 3 ODIs after the conclusion of the 3-match Test series.
The Threat Of Omicron Is Over In South Africa
The BCCI official further said," The place where the team had stopped for the second Test is spread over several acres. There was a walking track and even a pond and that has made things easier for the players who have been confined to their rooms on several overseas tours for the past few years . The Omicron threat tours for the past few years. The Omicron threat has already been eliminated in South Africa. Along with this, the country has also removed those restrictions, which were imposed about a month ago.