Sri Lanka has expressed willingness to conduct the remaining matches of IPL 2021 postponed due to Corona virus. According to an ESPN Cricinfo report, Sri Lanka also tried to hold the IPL last year, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chose the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to sources, the UAE has once again emerged as the preferred venue for the remaining matches of the IPL, but Sri Lanka may also join the race. While it is not yet clear whether Sri Lanka Cricket has officially informed the BCCI of its ground availability, Professor Arjuna De Silva, the Chairperson of the Management Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket, asked the remaining IPL matches to be held in Sri Lanka in September. Has expressed a desire to
Sri Lanka has four Venues like Colombo, Pallekel, Suriyaveva and Damabula. The first three venues have successfully hosted matches in the ICC men’s tournaments. Sri Lanka has experience of organizing multi-team T20 franchises during the Corona. The Sri Lanka had a five-team Premier League tournament in October-November last year. However, more teams are involved in the IPL and many times it requires two grounds in a single day.
Corona cases have been on the rise since last week in Sri Lanka. At present, 2000 cases are being reported daily. However, Sri Lanka has completely banned travelers coming from India.