IPL Matches in Neutral Venus : The Indian Premier League’s 15 edition will be expanded to 10 teams. But this is not only the change which IPL 15 will witness. According to a report quoting one of the BCCI official it is likely that IPL Governing Council may make it a rule that franchises will have to play few of their games on the neutral venues.
It is worth noting that every state association that hosts IPL as per the BCCI ruling gets 1 Cr as hosting fee per match. Other than this hosting association also gets other privileges by hosting IPL matches in their respective stadiums.
“We would be very happy if more state bodies get to host the IPL,” said a Baroda Cricket Association official to Hindustan Times.
Use of Neutral Venues not a new formula – but has never been mandatory for the franchises in past –
– Delhi Capitals has used Raipur as neutral venue in the past
– Rajasthan Royals was suppose to use Guwahati in IPL 2020 as neutral venue for few matches before IPL 13 was shifted to UAE