IPL 2021 was cancelled midway after cases being reported from within the bubble and soon it was reported that several English county wrote a letter to ECB that they can host the tourney in September. Well, in a report in Cricuzz, Hampshire county boss is quoted this as saying: “I did hear about the discussion but I am not sure how it can happen. As per the current arrangement, it will be illegal to host the IPL here.”
Earlier a report in ESPN Cricinfo stated that MCC, Surrey, Warwickshire and Lancashire have shot the letter to ECB about their plans to complete the event in two weeks in the second half of September this year.
The Chief Executives Committee (CEC) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) met virtually on Thursday (May 6) and the CEOs did not discuss the UK as a potential venue for the IPL but they did however deliberate upon the ICC calendar post 2023. There was a brief talk on cricket in the Olympics too, but it was just that – brief and nothing substantial. The Olympic Committee of the ICC will have to report to the CEC, which is expected to happen later, reports Cricbuzz.
The BCCI which is looking at a huge loss, now wants the tournament to happen in late September just before the ICC World T20.