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Last season, Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals in the final to win the title for the 5th time.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is almost due to be held in April after a month. Before this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has to decide the schedule and venue of the tournament. Discussions are still on about this. Sources had said that all group matches can be held at 3 stadiums in Mumbai and play-off matches at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
However, now a senior BCCI official told the news agency that it is not possible to have all group matches in Mumbai in view of the ever increasing cases of Corona. The board is currently monitoring 4-5 Venues.
4 stadiums are ready for IPL
According to the official, “Some stadiums like Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kolkata are all set to get IPL. There may be a play-off match and final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The tournament can start in the second week of April
The 14th season of the IPL can begin from the second week of April. The previous tournament was postponed due to Corona. The 13th season was then held at the UAE from 19 September to 10 November at the end of the year. Then in the final, Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals to win the title for the 5th time.
Partha Jindal had said – group competition can be held in Mumbai
Recently, Delhi Capitals team co-owner Partha Jindal said, ‘I believe that the IPL can be done in two faces in two faces. It is heard that a venue may be Mumbai, as there are 3 grounds (Wankhede, Brabourne and DY Patil Stadium) here. There are also very good facilities for practice. Knockout matches of the league can take place in Motera (Ahmedabad). However, this has not been confirmed yet. This is everything I heard. ‘
There should be matches in most cities for the preparation of T20 World Cup.
Partha had said, ‘I think we should make IPL in most cities of the country. With this, the world should also give the message that we are also ready for the T20 World Cup to be held in October. I think they (BCCI) are yet to wait. I believe that the board is looking at the current situation of Corona in the country and will take a decision accordingly.