Bangladesh may host IPL 7New Age Online
Bangladesh may be a host of the next season’s Indian Premier League (IPL) or at least some matches of the T20 tournament, the Indian Express, reported Tuesday.
‘Sri Lanka or Bangladesh, or both, could be the likely host,’ a top cricket board official said in Mumbai.
The reason is the same as in 2009, when the second season was played in South Africa, due to Lok Sabha elections.
The election dates are not known yet, but the BCCI has begun to prepare for a possible overlap with the IPL, which is played in April and May.
‘A clear picture will emerge only after the dates for the Lok Sabha elections are announced,’ the BCCI official said adding ‘Until then, we are considering whether to have a few games in India and then move abroad, or vice versa.’
‘Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are short journeys, so logistically, it won't be much of a problem,’ the official further said.
The current Lok Sabha's term ends in May 2014, and if the election is not brought forward, the IPL will coincide with campaigning and voting, and severely stretch security forces.
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