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If Omicron threatens the T20 league next year, the BCCI will devise a backup plan

The organisers are considering staging the entire event in Mumbai and Pune, or in the Gujarat towns of Ahmedabad, Baroda, and Rajkot

If Omicron threatens the T20 league next year, the BCCI will devise a backup plan
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Due to the threat posed by the Omicron form of COVID-19 in India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to meet with Indian Premier League (IPL) club owners sometime next month to consider alternate arrangements for conducting the lucrative league's 2022 season. The number of Omicron cases in India has been rapidly increasing recently, and it has been learned that the board is justifiably concerned about COVID-related health concerns across the country in April-May, when the IPL 2022 is scheduled.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to meet with Indian Premier League (IPL) team owners sometime next month to discuss other plans for running the lucrative league's 2022 season due to the threat presented by the Omicron strain of COVID-19 in India. The frequency of Omicron cases in India has been quickly increasing recently, and the board is understandably concerned about COVID-related health risks across the country in April-May, when the IPL 2022 is scheduled.

If the COVID-19 Omicron scenario worsens, the organisers are considering staging the entire event in Mumbai and Pune, or in the Gujarat towns of Ahmedabad, Baroda, and Rajkot. The owners will also be briefed about the options available as well as what to expect at the mammoth auction.

The BCCI had to interrupt the IPL 2021 midway through May after many COVID-19 cases were discovered inside the league's bio-bubble. The league's second leg was later held in the United Arab Emirates. After the addition of two new teams – Lucknow and Ahmedabad, who are making their debut in the lucrative competition – the IPL will be a ten-team affair in 2022.

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