Certain reports are surfacing that indicate the BCCI might host the entirety of IPL 2022 in Maharashtra. However, the rising number of COVID cases in India, as well as the impending third wave, may force the BCCI to reconsider hosting the IPL outside of India once more. According to reports, the BCCI may select four venues in Maharashtra: Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, DY Patil Stadium, and Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

The ultimate decision rests with state governments who will decide if IPL complies with state regulations and if it should be allowed to happen in India. Certain sources from TOI say that “on the margins of the MCA’s Apex Council meeting on January 5, Hemang Amin (BCCI interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer of the IPL) addressed Vijay Patil (Mumbai Cricket Association president) in this respect. Following that, Amin and Patil met Sharad Pawar at the NCP supremo’s house a few days later. Pawar has given the BCCI’s plan his OK. He, the BCCI, and MCA officials will visit Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and state chief secretary, Debashish Chakrabarty, this week or in the following ten days to arrange for the requisite approval. ”

Source – www.timesofindia.com