Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Cricket South Africa Has A Cheaper Proposal For BCCI To Host IPL 2022

Cricket South Africa Has A Cheaper Proposal For BCCI To Host IPL 2022

The BCCI Indian Cricket board is yet to decide on the right venue for IPL 2022. South Africa and India Africa are the top two selections on the minds of the BCCI.

According to some reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has considered South Africa the backup plan to host the IPL 2022.

IPL 2022 to be staged either in South Africa or India

BCCI's most extensive product– the Indian Premier League– has already gone through its share of hurdles. The BCCI had to stage the IPL finals twice in the deserted United Arab Emirates (UAE).

However, the BCCI doesn't seem interested in playing their affluent T20 tournament in UAE as they have to pay exponentially not just to stage the game. Still, it also becomes difficult for the franchise to bear accommodation expenses.

In the meantime, Cricket South Africa Board has been quick to send a proposal to host BCCI's profitable tournament.

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As per the report by Cricbuzz, discussions have been going on and taking place between the CSA and BCCI with particular attention on venues for which there would be bare minimum air travel or No travel, cutting down on the expenses for the franchises. Cricket South Africa Board has cited that holding IPL in the Rainbow Nation will be low-cost than what the BCCI had spent in the UAE.

The Indian Board seems to be very keen on holding the entire tournament in a few cities of India like Mumbai and Pune. The Indian board will finalize the venue for IPL 2022 on February 20.

The last time IPL was held in South Africa was in 2009, as India observed its general elections.

Cricket South Africa Board has also said that a part of the league can be held at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town and Paarl ground. The 3-match ODI series between South Africa and India was recently held at these two venues.

It wouldn't be the first time IPL would be held in South Africa. The IPL 2009 was also held in the country across eight venues.

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