27-Feb-2021 06:22:00 GMT
Ahmedabad Among 5 Venues Shortlisted for IPL 2021
Ahmedabad: The BCCI is hoping to use four or five venues to conduct the upcoming edition of the IPL in the summer this year.
The fresh surge in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai means it is not feasible to host the tournament over there, as per initial plans.
Earlier, there were discussions that Mumbai, with four stadiums -- Wankhede, Brabourne, DY Patil and Reliance Stadium, will be a good option to create a single bio-secure bubble and hold the eight-week long tournament.
However, the COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra has worsened with a spike in COVID-19 cases.
The IPL is expected to start in the second week of April.