BCCI is thinking alternate plan if the Omicron variant threatens the T20 league next year.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to meet together with Indian Premier League (IPL) team owners in the next month to discuss alternatives to the season 2022 of this lucrative league, despite the danger posed by the Omicron COVID-19 variant within the nation.
India is witnessing an alarming rise in Omicron cases in recent times. As a result, it has been aware that the BCCI is concerned about COVID-related health hazards prevalent throughout the country during April and May when the IPL 2022 is scheduled.
According to Cricbuzz report According to the Cricbuzz report, the BCCI is expected to talk about all possible possibilities with franchise owners.
But the possibility of returning to the UAE appears to be off the table. Nevertheless, it is notable that the initial plan for the tournament.
It is expected to start the 2nd of April in Chennai the country, is to stage the matches on a home and away basis, provided there are no changes in the COVID-19 conditions across the entire country.
If the circumstances don’t permit it and the alternative strategies will be approved at the discretion of the Board.
The organizers are also considering having the entire event at Mumbai or Pune and in Gujarat cities Ahmedabad, Baroda, and Rajkot if the COVID-19 Omicron situation worsens.
In the past this year earlier, the BCCI had to suspend in the IPL 2021 midway in May following multiple COVID-19-related cases in the bio-bubble that the league plays in were discovered.
As a result, the second leg of the competition was held in UAE. In 2022, the season for IPL is expected to be a 10-team affair with the introduction of two new teams – Lucknow and Ahmedabad, which have made their debuts in the highly lucrative league.
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