Prime Time Zone, Sports: The five venues for the 14th season of the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL) organized by the BCCI have been preliminarily selected. The BCCI has shortlisted only 5 cities as unlock rules are in force in several states due to the Kovid epidemic. Sunrisers Hyderabad home ground Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Rajasthan Royals home ground Sawai Man Singh Stadium and Punjab Kings home ground Chandigarh Stadium have been dropped from the list. The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is still in limbo. The BCCI has said it will hold matches in Wankhede if the Maharashtra government gives permission. Hyderabad cricket fans are angry with the board’s decision. Sunrisers fans are furious with the BCCI for not allowing them to watch the IPL for two consecutive seasons after missing the Hyderabad venue this time.
KTR tweet to BCCI ..
Telangana Minister Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao (KTR) also expressed surprise that Hyderabad was not included in the shortlist of IPL venues. The BCCI made a tweet on Sunday tagging the IPL Governing Council. He expressed his displeasure over Corona Buchi showing up and avoiding Hyderabad. KTR said Hyderabad was far ahead of all major cities in the country under Kovid19 control. IPL to be held at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal. KTR tweeted that it would provide all the necessary assistance. KTR, who is ranked No. 2 in the Telangana government after CM KCR, himself asked the BCCI .. This is considered a government decision. The BCCI has also reportedly reconsidered, saying the government will co-operate.
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Fans who were worried that there were no IPL matches in Hyderabad went into Josh at once with a KTR tweet. The BCCI is sure to consider Minister KTR’s objection. On the other hand, TRS MLA Danam Nagender recently commented that IPL matches will be disrupted. Fans are expressing doubts over the unanimous request of the BCCI to hold matches in KTR Uppal, a minister in the same government. Fans say that even the BCCI did not select Hyderabad because the MLA said that the matches would be disrupted. They suspect that Corona has moved the IPL to a different venue on the pretext. However, the Hyderabad Cricket Association’s approach is not correct in this regard. HCA also generates revenue by hosting matches in Uppal. But at present no one is paying attention to the management of the IPL due to internal conflicts in the association. This is also showing a reason to move BCCI matches. If the Maharashtra government does not grant permission for matches in Mumbai, then there is a possibility that Hyderabad will be selected as an option after the BCCI.