In news which peps up Indian cricket fans, Emirates Cricket Board on Sunday confirmed that their officials are in talks with Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) over hosting IPL this year. This news came days after BCCI’s announcement that it is keen on conducting the tournament later this year outside the country. Confirming the same, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly stated that the board might consider the proposal from the Emirates Cricket Board given the corona conditions in India continued to remain the same.
While Sri Lanka Cricket is the other Board which has expressed interest to host the IPL, sources stated that final call regarding the same will be taken after the ICC meeting on June 10th. The 13th IPL was scheduled to start in late March but it was postponed indefinitely due to the global health crisis.
Meanwhile, if the information from the trusted sources is to be believed, the ICC board is contemplating on postponing T20 event (scheduled to be held in Australia) February-March 2021, October 2021 or October 2022. On the counterpart, it was learnt that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wouldn’t want this to happen, as it would force them to hold two World Cups in the span of six months.