League matches will be played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) till 22 May. The venues of these league matches have already been decided. All these matches are being played in Mumbai and Pune city of Maharashtra. But the venue for the playoffs, eliminator and final matches to be held after the league matches is yet to be decided. It is possible that these matches may be organized outside Maharashtra. In such a situation, the discussions of Lucknow and Ahmedabad are the most.
In a conversation with a sports website ‘Inside Sports’, a BCCI official has said that the venue is yet to be finalized but yes, discussions are on for many places. The situation of Kovid is under control and we have not come across any case of Kovid in the bio-bubble. This is a positive sign. The locations will be finalized by next week.
Due to Corona infection, BCCI had only finalized the venue of league matches of IPL. The venue for the knockout stage and the final match was not fixed because the BCCI wanted to gauge the situation of Kovid in the country during the league matches. Now that no player or staff has got Korana infection during league matches and the situation of Kovid is normal in the country too, BCCI can consider outside Maharashtra for playoffs and finals. If this happens, then out of two playoffs and one eliminator match, two matches can be played in Lucknow and one match in Ahmedabad. After this, Ahmedabad will be selected for the final match to be held on 29 May. Narendra Modi The stadium can be at the forefront of the race.
The sports website quoted a BCCI official as saying that air travel is the biggest challenge during IPL matches as there is a high possibility of spreading the infection of Kovid due to such movement. Now that the situation is normal in the country, it seems that air travel can be done with caution. Therefore, the venue of the playoff and final match can be decided soon.