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Hyderabad capable of conducting IPL as per BCCI directives, says Azhar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India skipper and present president of Hyderabad Cricket Association, Mohammad Azharuddin on Sunday stated that Hyderabad is capable of conducting the Indian Premier League (IPL) this yr in a bio-safe bubble.
“I strongly support the appeal by @ktrtrs. Hyderabad is absolutely capable of handling and conducting @IPL as per @BCCI’s directives and preparing a bio-secure bubble,” Azharuddin tweeted.

Earlier within the day, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) working president KT Rama Rao made an enchantment to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and IPL workplace bearers to incorporate Hyderabad as one of the venues for the upcoming version of the league.
“Open appeal to @BCCI and @IPL office bearers to include Hyderabad as one of the venues for upcoming IPL season. Our effective COVID containment measures are reflected in our low number of cases among all metro cities in India & we assure you of all support from the Govt,” Rao stated in a tweet.
Progressing from the preliminary thought of internet hosting the 2021 version of the IPL in a single metropolis, the BCCI is exploring the choice of taking part in the league throughout 4 to 5 cities. While the logistical half will want additional dialogue, the thought has been floated and is being mentioned by the senior officers of the board.
Earlier, talking to ANI, a BCCI official within the know of developments had stated the thought has certainly been mentioned and whereas it’s nonetheless early days, the 14th version of the league might nicely be performed in multiple metropolis if issues go as per plan.
“We are exploring the possibility of conducting the IPL at more venues than originally planned. The intent is to take it to more fans as the situation is moving towards normalcy. The feasibility of the bio-secure bubble and logistics will of course be crucial to determine the venues finally. It is a fluid situation and the health of the participants is our primary concern,” the official had stated.
Some of the cities which were mentioned are Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad amongst others. While the event remains to be a while away, franchises too are open to the thought of having the league in multiple metropolis as that can assist to remain versatile with a watch on the COVID-19 state of affairs.
“With multiple cities, obviously there will be individual bubbles. While we want fans from different cities to enjoy the games, the safety of the players and those involved in the league will be a priority,” the BCCI official had stated.

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