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IPL 2022 might be held in either South Africa or Sri Lanka

Due to the Indian elections in 2009, South Africa was able to successfully host the IPL

IPL 2022 might be held in either South Africa or Sri Lanka
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As a result of the unexpected increase in COVID-19 cases in India, various reports are circulating that the Indian Premier League 2022, which is set to take place in April, may be moved out of the nation.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is considering moving the lucrative tournament to South Africa or Sri Lanka.

It's worth noting that the BCCI transferred the IPL to the UAE for the last two seasons (2021 partly) because to an increase of COVID-19 instances. The Indian board, on the other hand, is now looking into other possibilities.

We can't be dependent on UAE all the time so we decided to explore more options, South Africa's time difference also works out well for the players," said a BCCI official

Meanwhile, the article claims that Sri Lanka is part of BCCI's Plan B for hosting the cash-rich league, but the BCCI is delighted with the arrangements in South Africa for the upcoming Test series.

"The place where the team was staying for the second Test is spread over several acres. There were walking tracks and even a pond on the property and that has made things easier for the players who for the last couple of years or so have been confined to their rooms on several overseas tours," said an official.

Due to the Indian elections in 2009, South Africa was able to successfully host the IPL.

With the addition of two new clubs, the IPL 2022 season will be the longest in the league's history, with a total of ten teams competing.

The IPL 2022 auction will be conducted in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13, according to IPL chairman Brijesh Patel.

"Yes, the auction will be held in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13," Patel told ANI.

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