There has been a lot of talk regarding venues for the upcoming 14th edition of the Indian Premier League lately. As per reports, the IPL Governing Council is working extensively to finalize the venues for hosting the games of the cash-rich tournament. A source has revealed that the league governing body has not shortlisted any venue for IPL 2021 as of now. The IPL governing council will talk with the state governments of the respective states to finalize the venues for the upcoming edition of the tournament.
“As of now, it’s all speculation whether it’s Punjab or Hyderabad. We will soon have IPL GC in which we will decide what needs to be done and how the IPL needs to be conducted this year, as of now nothing has been decided yet. BCCI will seek assurances from state governments before allowing them to host the matches,” a source within the BCCI told ANI.
“Whether it can be held in a state while elections are taking place and when talking about Punjab, BCCI needs concrete assurance from authorities that no unwanted incident will take place when the matches happen there,” the source added.
With the sudden increase in the Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, speculations have been going around on whether Mumbai would host the matches or not. Punjab Chief Minister also expressed his disappointment at IPL Governing Council for not choosing Mohali as one of the venues for IPL 2021.
Speaking on the same, a source was quoted in a report published by NDTV, “We will discuss everything in the governing council meeting.”