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IPL 2022 Meeting: BCCI, franchises to meet virtually today, IPL Venue, Dates, Schedule & Auction Plans to be discussed: Follow LIVE Updates

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IPL 2022 Meeting: BCCI to discuss IPL venue, auction plans- The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will conduct a virtual meeting on Saturday, January 22 to discuss the IPL venue amid sky-rocketing COVID cases in the country. It will also discuss the auction plans ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction slated to take place on February 12-13.  Follow IPL 2022 live updates on InsideSport.INt

Primary Agenda IPL Meeting: The BCCI and IPL team owners will discuss potential back-up venues for the upcoming edition of the league in a virtual meeting on Saturday.

The mega auction venue, scheduled for Bengaluru on February 12 and 13, will also come up for discussion as the country deals with the third wave of COVID-19.

The IPL Governing Council will listen to the views of franchises on the IPL 2022 venue. BCCI will also discuss the tentative dates & schedule for IPL Season 15.

This meeting will be the first of its kind this season and will also involve the formal introduction of the two new franchises, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, to the eight original owners. While the Lucknow franchise is owned by the Sanjiv Goenka-backed RPSG Ventures Ltd, Ahmedabad is run by CVC Capital Partners.

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IPL 2022 Meeting: BCCI, franchises to meet virtually today, IPL Venue, Dates, Schedule & Auction Plans to be discussed: Follow LIVE Updates

IPL 2022 Meeting: India is currently going through the third wave, forcing BCCI’s plans to derail. The Indian board had to postpone the Ranji Trophy, Cooch Behar Trophy amongst a host of domestic tournaments due to Covid cases. The BCCI doesn’t want to take a risk and see a repeat of the IPL 2021 postponement.

While the IPL 2022 dates are away — tentatively from April 2 — BCCI will need to plan in advance due to the uncertainty of the Covid crisis. As per simulations and epidemic prediction models, the cases in India might peak in March-April. South Africa and Sri Lanka are on standby but BCCI is keen on hosting the matches in India, especially in Mumbai and Pune. The proposal will be discussed with the franchises on Saturday.

IPL 2022 Meeting: BCCI to discuss IPL venue, auction plans with franchise owners on Saturday – Follow LIVE updates

The other point that the franchises must be apprised of is the venue of IPL 2022 auction. BCCI is confident of hosting the auctions on February 12 and 13.

However, as reported by InsideSport, BCCI is still concerned with Bengaluru being the auction venue due to rising Covid cases in the city and potential restrictions. Instead of Kolkata, BCCI has put Mumbai on standby for February 12-13 mega auction.

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IPL 2022: BCCI to discuss IPL venue, auction plans with franchise owners on Saturday – Follow LIVE updates

IPL 2022 Meeting: Agenda of meeting- The venue for the next edition of the IPL

  • The cricket governing body is doing all means possible to bring the cash-rich league back to India.
  • When it comes to overseas options, the BCCI now have a couple of options besides UAE as Sri Lanka & South Africa. The two countries are on standby options.
  • With the drastic rise in COVID cases, the BCCI are yet to finalise the IPL venues and dates.
  • For now, BCCI wants to conduct the IPL in Maharashtra alone in Mumbai & Pune.
  • Meanwhile, the COVID curve has started to flatten with a slight drop in numbers in Maharashtra but other states are not so lucky.
  • There will be a formal introduction of the owners of the new Ahmedabad and Lucknow teams. The team owners will be keen to meet Ahmedabad as Lucknow had previously worked as Rising Pune Supergiants in 2015-16.
  • During the meeting, auction plans will also be discussed.

IPL 2022 Meeting: BCCI to discuss IPL venue, auction plans with franchise owners on Saturday – Follow LIVE updates

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