The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is currently looking to find the right option to complete the IPL 2021 season. The board had postponed the tournament indefinitely on May 4, after cases of coronavirus infection appeared inside the bio-bubble. This season, 31 matches of the tournament are yet to be completed and the remaining months are looking for the right window to complete them, which seems difficult at the moment. In such a situation, BCCI is being offered help from abroad. After England's counties, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has now proposed to the BCCI to organize the remaining matches of the world's largest T20 league.
In the IPL 2021, no Sri Lankan player was involved this time. Despite this, this tournament is equally liked in Sri Lanka. Along with this, the Sri Lankan Board is also expected to benefit from it, due to which it has come forward to organize the remaining part of the tournament on its land. Last year too, the Sri Lankan board expressed its desire to hold the tournament after the IPL was postponed due to coronaviruses, but the BCCI then turned to the UAE.
Proposal to be held in Sri Lanka in September
Now the BCCI has the problem of finding a new place and new window for the tournament once again and in view of this, the Sri Lankan Board has once again proposed to the Indian Board. The Chairman of the Managing Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket, Professor Arjun DeSilva has said that it can be organized in Sri Lanka in September. DeSilva said,
"Yes, of course we can provide a window for the IPL to be held in the month of September. We have come to know that UAE is one of their options, but Sri Lanka cannot be ignored for any reason. "
England has also expressed its desire
DeSilva also argued that the board is planning to hold the second season of the Lanka Premier League in July-August and all the means to be prepared for it can be used for the IPL in September. Prior to Sri Lanka, 4 county clubs of England cricket also proposed to hold the remaining 31 matches of the IPL. Surrey, Lancashire, Middlesex and Warwickshire counties have written a letter to the England Cricket Board asking the BCCI to make the proposal.