The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 has been one of the prime topics for the cricket fraternity in India. The venue for the tournament since the last few months has been in talks. The event taking in India looked bleak a few months ago and there was a high possibility of the tournament being played in some other country.
The reason behind this has been the Lok Sabha Elections in India, which is expected to take place in April-May, a window during which IPL is generally played. The tournament was shifted to South Africa in 2009 and then the first half of the event was played in UAE in 2014 due to elections.
Various reports suggested that similar to what happened earlier, IPL in 2024 will be moved outside. UAE and South Africa emerged as prime countries to host the tournament and might still be the option if it won’t be possible to host the tournament in India.
However, amid all the speculations, IPL chairman Arun Dhumal has expressed his confidence in hosting IPL 2024 in India itself. As per the reports in Danik Jagron, it is learned that the governing body official said that the tournament will be played alongside elections in the country.
Arun Dhumal also mentioned that they will be making suitable arrangements and revealed that they will be announcing the schedule of IPL 2024 after the dates of the election are finalised. There are possibilities of tournament happening in India as during 2019 a similar thing happened, the tournament coincided with elections.
The IPL 2024 moving out of India can be a huge loss for BCCI as it generates a huge amount of money. The tournament is rated as the richest league in the world and is on the same page with NBA, EPL and other leagues across the globe. BCCI would be making every possible effort to host the tournament in India.
IPL 2024: Who won IPL 2023?
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) emerged as winners of the IPL 2023. The MS Dhoni-led side played like champions throughout the tournament as they batted and bowled magnificently well. Not only one or two individuals but entire team stood tall and it was a collective effort from their end.
Chennai Super Kings defeated Gujarat Titans by 5 wickets in the final of the 16th edition at the Narendra Modi International Stadium in Ahmedabad. This was their 5th title in the tournament and they are now on the same page with Mumbai Indians as the teams with the most trophies in the IPL.