The 2019 edition of Indian Premier League might be shifted from India to South Africa due to election. The IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla and the Cricket Board of South Africa gave the hint about this.
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said,”If the dates of the general elections clash with those of the Indian Premier League, then the tournament will be held outside the country. But as of now, we are waiting for the dates to decide on how to go ahead with the scheduling.”
“It remains speculation for now until such time that the government of India announces the date for elections. But there is an appetite from them to move it to either SA or Dubai,” Cricket South Africa CEO Thabang Moroe is quoted by SA Cricket Mag.
“There are issues of wear and tear as far as our wickets are concerned and [issues regarding] our competitions because we are going to host the U19 World Cup in the next two years. Should we continue with our domestic T20 Slam this year‚ the tournament will also add to the workload on the wickets … and those are all things we must take cognisance of before we make a decision.”