BCCI in talks to host entire IPL 2022 in Maharashtra
The country has entered a deadly third wave of the ongoing pandemic, and this has definitely put a spanner in the works of the BCCI, who were all set to welcome IPL 2022 with a bang. However, recent reports indicate that the cricket board is looking to implement Plan B for the smooth running of the upcoming IPL edition.
In the last two years, the BCCI faced challenges in hosting the T20 league. Even as the entire IPL 2020 took place in the United Arab Emirates, the 2021 season had to be shifted out of India because of the emergence of COVID-19 cases in various team camps.
The venues being discussed include – the Wankhede Stadium, the Brabourne Stadium, the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, and the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Gahunje, near Pune.
Talks are ongoing with the big wigs within the Maharashtra government and it seems that an initial agreement has been reached. However, if this plan is to materialize, the BCCI still has some way to go.
The board has given all assurances to the concerned authorities that the tournament will be conducted, conforming to all the necessary precautions, with the staff and players following strict protocols and also getting tested every three days.
Our sources have pointed out that along with this option, the BCCI is also considering movie IPL 2022 abroad if the situation in the country does not improve in the coming months.