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No point discussing IPL in Sri Lanka right now: BCCI official

NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is keen to host the currently-suspended IPL however the influential voices throughout the BCCI feel that there is no level in discussing the sort of proposal in a "closed world" struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic at this time.

The IPL, scheduled from March 29-May 24, has been postponed indefinitely via the BCCI in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Board will most effective habits the tournament when normalcy returns.

SLC president Shammi Silva on Thursday said that Sri Lanka is able to host the mega match as the rustic, which has fewer certain instances, is anticipated to return to normalcy earlier compared to India.

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"The BCCI will not be in a position to say anything when the world is closed," a senior Board authentic informed PTI on conditions of anonymity.

The authentic showed that currently, there is no proposal from the SLC and there is no guarantee when a meaningful dialogue can happen on the subject although it comes alongside.

Currently, international flights have been most commonly suspended after a number of nations imposed lockdowns to contain the deadly virus.

"There is no proposal from SLC yet and obviously no discussion," the authentic said when asked what's going to be the BCCI's stand when the offer is on desk.

The SLC will have the suits on 3 grounds -- Galle, Kandy and Premadasa Stadium -- with logistics decreased to less than half as there aren't any inland flights.

Having an IPL could help the SLC achieve important monetary balance, more than what a brief white-ball collection against India (3 T20Is and 3 ODIs) can guarantee in July.

As of now, the BCCI might be extra enthusiastic about having it in India in either of the 2 slots between September-October and October-November.

A BCCI veteran, who was part of the groups when IPL was shifted to South Africa in 2009 and partly to the UAE (2014) due to basic elections, feels that the state of affairs in ICC will trade as soon as Shashank Manohar demits place of job as chairman on the finish of May.

"Sri Lanka has been BCCI's ally at the ICC and their proposal is understandable. But what about once he (Manohar) steps down next month," he said.

"You could see new equations forming and there could be multiple options on table, not just Sri Lanka," the board veteran added.

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