Wellington: New Zealand Cricket said that it had not offered to host the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year and called such reports merely ‘speculation’. New Zealand Cricket spokesman Richard Boock confirmed that the Cricket Board had never shown interest in hosting the IPL. The IPL was scheduled to be held in March but due to the coronavirus epidemic, it has been postponed indefinitely.
“This report is completely speculative,” Richard Boock told to Radio. We did not offer to host the IPL and neither did anyone offer it to us. ‘Indian media reports said that if the IPL is held overseas due to the epidemic, then UAE and Sri Lanka will now be followed by New Zealand. Has also joined the race to host it. Only then did Boock make this statement.’
The Cricket Board of India is planning to host the IPL from September to early November in place of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia. Due to the increasing cases of Covid-19, the postponement of the T20 World Cup is believed to be fixed. If the IPL is organized outside the country, then it will be the second occasion while this tournament will be held abroad. The IPL was organized in South Africa in 2009 due to general elections in India.