Troubled by the constant shifting of venues and matches of the ongoing Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is thinking of taking the next edition of the league outside India.
Speaking to press, BCCI spokesperson Anurag Thakur said “BCCI has become a punching bag and the rise in public interest litigations in courts against IPL has led to huge losses. The board has suffered and teams have suffered due to cancellation of air tickets and hotel bookings. TV crews are being shifted around to new venues. Something or the other keeps coming up. It is becoming a logistical nightmare. We have to find a solution… the IPL’s governing council will meet soon to decide on the ideal venue for season-10,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, who is also a BJP MP and president of the party’s youth wing, said here on Thursday.
Earlier this week, IPL matches scheduled for Maharashtra were moved out of it owing to a pubic intrest litigation regarding water wastage, which eventually led to teams like Mumbai Indians and Pune SuperGiants to opt for secondary home grounds.
The second edition of IPL was taken out to South Africa in 2009 because of the general elections that year.