The 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) is beginning on Friday 9 April at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Last year the tournament was held in the UAE due to Coronavirus, but now once again the world's most famous T20 league is happening on its home ground. With the introduction of this league in 2008, the Cricket Board has also benefited from the league to cricketers from all over the world. In such a situation, everyone wants to be a part of it. This is why a major county cricket club in England has expressed its desire to host the IPL in London.
Apart from India, IPL matches have been held in South Africa and UAE so far. In 2009, due to general elections in India, the second season of the league had to be held in South Africa. At the same time, due to the elections again in 2014, some matches of IPL were hosted in UAE. Last year, the entire season was played in the UAE. In such a situation, the county club Surrey of England sees a hope in it.
Wish to organize in london
Richard Thompson, president of Surrey County Cricket Club, one of England's largest county clubs, wants to host IPL matches at The Oval Stadium in London. According to him, this will help to bring the league between different classes. England newspaper Daily Mail quoted Thompson as saying, "We would be very happy to bring the IPL to London and the rest of England." We feel that this can prove to be an easy way of delivering cricket to different audiences in this country. "
There is a chance to earn from IPL
Thompson believes IPL matches can be hosted on the same lines as the matches of Jacksonville Jaguars, the team of the National Football League of America in the Football Stadium of England. There is also a desire to gain economic benefits behind it. He said, "It could be worth crores for England. We all have suffered a lot due to Kovid and in such a situation, we need to be very creative and you will not want to miss the kind of money that cricket earns. That's why IPL is great. "