No level discussing IPL in Sri Lanka upright now: BCCI respectable

NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is alive to to host the currently-suspended IPL but the influential voices at some level of the BCCI feel that there’s never any level in discussing this kind of proposal in a “closed world” struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic upright now.

The IPL, scheduled from March 29-Would possibly perchance 24, has been postponed indefinitely by the BCCI within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Board will most efficient habits the tournament when normalcy returns.

SLC president Shammi Silva on Thursday acknowledged that Sri Lanka is spirited to host the mega tournament as the nation, which has fewer particular conditions, is expected to return to normalcy earlier in comparison to India.

“The BCCI could additionally no longer be in a arrangement to claim anything when the enviornment is closed,” a senior Board respectable told PTI on prerequisites of anonymity.

The respectable confirmed that currently, there’s never any proposal from the SLC and there’s never any guarantee when a big discussion can take arrangement on the discipline despite the indisputable truth that it comes alongside.

For the time being, world flights have been mostly suspended after quite a lot of nations imposed lockdowns to have the deadly virus.

“There could be never this kind of thing as a proposal from SLC yet and clearly no discussion,” the respectable acknowledged when requested what could be the BCCI’s stand when the offer is on table.

The SLC can have the matches on three grounds — Galle, Kandy and Premadasa Stadium — with logistics diminished to no longer as a lot as half as there are no inland flights.

Having an IPL could additionally assist the SLC originate indispensable financial stability, greater than what a short white-ball series against India (three T20Is and three ODIs) can guarantee in July.


As of now, the BCCI will likely be more serious about having it in India in both of the two slots between September-October and October-November.


A BCCI outmoded, who used to be a section of the groups when IPL used to be shifted to South Africa in 2009 and partly to the UAE (2014) as a result of normal elections, feels that the distance in ICC will alternate as soon as Shashank Manohar demits arrangement of job as chairman at the cease of Would possibly perchance.


“Sri Lanka has been BCCI’s ally at the ICC and their proposal is understandable. However what about as soon as he (Manohar) steps down next month,” he acknowledged.


“You would additionally see new equations forming and there could be a pair of alternate choices on table, no longer upright Sri Lanka,” the board outmoded added.


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