Every cricket fan in the country and world over have to wait for some more time before the dates and schedules are announced for season 12 of the Indian Premier League. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) who is going through governance issue will decide the schedule and the venues for IPL only after the schedule for the 2019 general elections are announced, according to the report published in The Economic Times .
The BCCI is looking at options including advancing the event to March-April and holding it outside India, the report said citing two people with direct knowledge of the board’s plans.
According to the report, the board is mulling four options:
1) a caravan format wherein all the teams travel together to all the venues;
2) organising matches in smaller stadiums;
3) holding some matches in India and rest in the UAE
4) and an entire tourney in South Africa.
In such a scenario it will not be easy for the BCCI to make crucial decisions like hosting the league, possibly partially, on an overseas venue or persuading the Union Government to allow the league in the country with a reworked schedule.