While the venues of the IPL 2021 is yet to be decided, Mumbai and Ahmedabad are the primary contenders to host the cash rich leeague. As per the sources, the group matches of the cricketing extravaganza will be held in Mumbai across four stadiums while the newly built Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad will be the venue for the playoffs.
“At the moment there are discussions to host the league matches in four stadia in Mumbai — Bradbourne Stadium, Wankhede Stadium, D.Y. Patil Stadium and the Reliance Cricket Stadium. The play-offs are expected to be held in the refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera,” an official told IANS.
A successful organisation of domestic events like the Syed Mushtaq Ali and Vijay Hazare trophy allowed the BCCI to consider hosting the IPL 2021 in India after the previous edition was moved to UAE due to the coronavirus concerns. Though an official confirmation is still pending, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal last month revealed that the IPL 2021 will be held in India.
“As of now it has been decided that the IPL should be happening in India. In case the same situation prevails (with declining Covid-19 cases in India), then it should happen in India,” said Dhumal.
As per the reports, the BCCI is planning to host the IPL from 11th April. The auctions are done and squads of all the teams have been revealed now.