IPL 2021: Former Indian spinner and the current Hyderabad Cricket Association President, Mohammad Azharuddin on Sunday said that the state association is capable of conducting the game of the upcoming Indian Premier League as per the BCCI protocols.
I strongly support the appeal by @ktrtrs. Hyderabad is absolutely capable in handling and conducting @IPL as per @BCCI’s directives and preparing a bio-secure bubble
Earlier, the president of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) made an appeal to BCCI and the IPL GC to include Hyderbad in the venues for the IPL 2021 games. They have done tremendous work in containing the virus through preventive measures and they have the least cases when compared to all the metro cities.
Open appeal to @BCCI and @IPL office bearers to include Hyderabad as one of the venues for upcoming IPL season
Our effective COVID containment measures are reflected in our low number of cases among all metro cities in India & we assure you of all support from the Govt
BCCI earlier were of the view to conduct the IPL in just one city and shift to Ahmedabad for the playoffs and final. While with the rising cases, the officials are deliberating to conduct the IPL across six cities. However, the names are not finalised yet and there is no official statement from the authorities.
Shortlisted cities for IPL 2021:
The BCCI officials are shying to disclose the plans right now, as the situation may not go as per the plans. While it is clear that the IPL will definitely move out across cities this year.
Yesterday, it was reported that the IPL games will be held across six venues. Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and Ahmedabad are the shortlisted cities to conduct the games.
All the eight franchises will be divided into groups and all the teams will first have to play home and away games within the group before they head out to play with the subsequent other groups.
Some franchises are not happy with the decision of BCCI to conduct game across six venues. Somehow, they will lose that home advantage.
Also, the permissions for the hosting spectators for the IPL is not specified. Mumbai might not permit for the fans due to the rising covid cases after the second wave while some venues may see half the capacity of fans.