Wellington, July 9
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has refuted studies that it has provided to host the now-postponed Indian Premier League this yr, terming the studies as “speculation”.
NZC spokesperson Richard Boock stated the cricket board had not expressed its curiosity to host the IPL, which was to be held in March this yr however was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The report is simply speculation. We have not offered to host the IPL nor have we had an approach to do so,” NZC spokesperson Boock was quoted as saying by Radio New Zealand.
Boock’s assertion got here in after a BCCI official said that New Zealand had additionally joined together with UAE and Sri Lanka the race to host this yr’s IPL if it was shifted out of India due to the pandemic.
The BCCI is eyeing the September-November window to host the occasion instead of the World T20 in Australia, which is for certain to be postponed due to the rising instances of the lethal virus.
If the IPL is taken in a foreign country, it will likely be the second such occasion.
Its 2009 version was hosted by South Africa due to the General Elections in India. PTI