Four premier English counties — Middlesex, Surrey, Warwickshire and Lancashire — have expressed interest in internet hosting the remaining 31 video games of the Indian Premier League, which was postponed after coronavirus breached the bio-bubble to infect 4 Indian cricketers.
With India anticipating a 3rd wave of the pandemic later through the 12 months, BCCI is exploring a window in September after the conclusion of India’s England tour to full the match.
India’s tour of England ends on September 14.
According to ESPN Cricinfo, Lord’s, Oval (each London), Edgbaston (Birmingham) and Emirates Old Trafford (Manchester) are understood to be half of the group who wrote to the ECB expressing their interest.
“The plans would see the tournament completed in around two weeks in the second half of September,” in accordance to the report.
BCCI is ideally taking a look at a 20-day window with a number of double headers so as to full the match.
It is predicted that on the ICC Chief Executives Meeting scheduled afterward Thursday, the representatives of the BCCI and the ECB could talk about the matter.
A logic that goes within the favour of the match is that it gives a great alternative to all of the gamers to put together for the World T20 which in all probability shall be moved to the UAE from India.
And if each IPL and World T20 are performed within the UAE, the pitches may get gradual throughout second half of the worldwide match, so England could be a greater choice to host the League.
However, there are some points that want to addressed. When India’s tour of England ends on September 14, at the moment at 30 Indian cricketers shall be there however flying others could be an onerous activity, maintaining in thoughts the quarantine guidelines.
The BCCI stands to lose revenues to the tune of Rs 2000 to 2500 crore in case the match will not be held this 12 months.