Prime Time Zone, Sports: After the IPL mini auction song, the discussion is going on on the stage. The BCCI has shortlisted five venues for the 14th season. Not only the franchise owners but also the politicians have expressed dissatisfaction over the non-inclusion of Mumbai, Hyderabad and Mohali venues in the list. The BCCI sources also said that 8 venues could not be decided due to the corona. At present, 5 venues are being shortlisted as per the rules of the respective state governments. In this context, the IPL should be held in Hyderabad .. Telangana Minister KTR appealed to the BCCI to give all the necessary permissions. Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president Azharuddin also supported KTR’s appeal. With this, it seems that the BCCI is also gathering information on whether there is a possibility of hosting IPL matches in Hyderabad.
It is difficult in Mumbai ..
The BCCI shortlisted venues are Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Bangalore. If the Maharashtra government agrees, Mumbai will also host the matches at the Wankhede Stadium. However, corona cases are on the rise in Maharashtra. It is learned that BCCI officials have already held discussions with Maharashtra authorities on the venue, but it is learned that cases are on the rise not only in Maharashtra but also in the capital Mumbai. At the same time, with the positive response from the Telangana government, sports sources say that the BCCI seniors are preparing to decide on Hyderabad as another venue instead of Mumbai. With the second phase of vaccination already underway in Hyderabad, the chances of the Hyderabad venue finally being finalized have been improved with the assurance that there will be no trouble.
Also wanted in Mohali ..
The Punjab Kings management is adamant that the IPL should be held in their home ground of Mohali as well. Ness Wadia, one of the owners of Punjab Kings, responded that the BCCI has not given any information on the venues so far. Ness Wadia told the media that they hope to play the IPL at home after the change of branding. If necessary, they will accept even if the spectators are not allowed for some matches. We are not afraid of losing gate revenue by not allowing the audience. Ness Wadia said it was important for us to play this year’s matches on our own ground. The BCCI has not yet officially provided information on the venues to any franchise. But, the demands that are coming now .. The BCCI expects to take a full decision in another 10 days after seeing the response of the respective state governments.