Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals co-owner Parth Jindal has hinted that the IPL governing body is considering arranging the tournament in Mumbai and conduct the knockouts in Ahmedabad. Jindal said after the IPL 2021 auction in Chennai on Thursday that since the domestic games are being held in the country across different venues, there shouldn’t be any problems in conducting the tournament at home.
“From what I’m hearing and seeing, if England can come and tour, if the ISL (Indian Super League) can happen all in Goa, if Vijay Hazare Trophy (domestic 50-over competition) and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (T20 competition) can happen across venues, I can’t fathom the IPL moving out of India. I do believe the IPL will happen in India,” Parth Jindal said while speaking to ESPNcricinfo.
“I believe they’re contemplating whether to have the league phase at one venue (city) and playoffs at another venue. There’s a lot of chatter about Mumbai being possibly being one venue because it has three grounds (Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, DY Patil Stadium) and enough practice facilities, and Motera (Ahmedabad) hosting the knockouts, but it’s all unverified, it’s all just what I am hearing,” Jindal added.
He further added that if the IPL does get conducted in Mumbai, it would be advantageous for the team as there are several players from Mumbai in the team.
In the IPL 2021 auction, Delhi Capitals bought six players including big names like Steve Smith and Umesh Yadav. Capitals roped in Smith, who the released by the Rajasthan Royals ahead of the auction on Thursday, for INR 2.2 crores.
DC Players Bought: Steve Smith (Rs 2.2 crore), Umesh Yadav (Rs 1 crore), Ripal Patel (Rs 20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (Rs 20 lakh), Manimaran Siddharth (Rs 20 lakh), Lukman Meriwala (Rs 20 lakh)