Mumbai: The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has been postponed amid Corona’s second wave in India. After which many countries have shown interest to host the remaining matches of IPL 2021. Recently the United Arab Emirates, England has expressed a desire. While following in the footsteps of England and UAE, Sri Lanka Cricket has also offered to host the remaining 2021 IPL.
According to a report by Cricwire, Prof. Arjun De Silva said that Sri Lanka is doing all it can to host the IPL in September. He said that he is aware that the UAE (United Arab Emirates) is one of the BCCI’s top choices, but Sri Lanka cannot be ignored for all reasons. De Silva further stated that they plan to host the Lanka Premier League (LPL) in July-August, which is why the grounds and other infrastructure will be ready for the IPL in September.
Sri Lanka imposed a travel ban on India on Thursday. Sri Lanka travel ban in India means that all arrivals from the country will be banned with immediate effect due to the record increase in COVID-19 cases. That is why the latest IPL news is surprising for Sri Lanka at this time. In particular, many countries such as the UK, UAE, Australia and Singapore have already banned travellers from India as well as other South Asian countries.
Please tell that 19 people died of the coronavirus in Sri Lanka last Friday. Which is more than the previous days. Please tell that 14 people died on the previous day. During this period 1914 people were also found infected in Sri Lanka, of which 25 people have returned from abroad.
Significantly, the BCCI postponed the IPL 2021 indefinitely on May 5, after the players living in the bio bubble were found to be infected. Let us know that till now only 29 matches of IPL were played.