SLC offers to host the remainder of the 2021 IPL
2021-05-07 at 19:46
Sri Lanka Cricket has once again offered to host the Indian Premier League.
This time, the SLC is offering the September window to stage the remaining matches of the tournament, which was suspended due to the rise in the COVID-19 cases across different camps.
SLC last year also offered to host the IPL, though the Board of Control for Cricket in India moved the tournament to the UAE.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, SLC Managing Committee Chief Prof. Arjuna de Silva said Sri Lanka’s grounds and other infrastructure will be ready after the Lanka Premier League, which will likely take place in July-August.
Silva said “Yes, we can certainly provide a window to host the IPL in the month of September. We hear the UAE is their one option but Sri Lanka cannot be ignored for all reasons. We are planning to host the Lanka Premier League (LPL) in July-August and the grounds and other infrastructure will be ready for the IPL in September.”
It remains to be seen if SLC sends an official proposal to BCCI and if the Indian board considers the option.
Four English counties are also keen to host the remainder of IPL 2021.