As the election schedule has been announced yesterday, BCCI is hoping that it can organize most of IPL matches within the country. The IPL schedule is between April 9th to June 3rd. Where as the elections are to be held between April 7th and May 12th. The BCCI is now sending a delegation to the Home Ministry today requesting to reconsider it’s earlier expression of inability in providing security to the tourney. BCCI Vice President and Union minister Rajiv Shukla was part of the meeting of BCCI officials held in Delhi yesterday which was also attended by BCCI Chief N Srinivasan, IPL CEO Sundar Raman, Secretary Sanjay Patel and IPL Commissioner Ranjib Biswal.
BCCI will now plan a schedule by which about 20% – 30% matches of the early league level matches could be moved to a neighboring country. The remaining playoffs and final matches will come back to Indian venues with the worry of revenue loss much reduced.
As several major states poll will be over by April 30th, BCCI is hopeful of juggling a schedule suitable to both parties. The foreign venue under the scenario will be decided in a separate meeting of BCCI to be held on the 7th March.