South Africa confirms BCCI approched it to host IPL

March 22nd, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Durban, March 22 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) Sunday confirmed that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has approached them to host the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“We received an official approach this morning to be one of several options they are considering to host the tournament outside India,” CSA CEO Gerald Majola said in a statement.

“We do not know what the other options are and it is not for us to comment on that,” he said.

“At this stage we are looking forward to holding discussions with IPL officials to discuss the proposal in detail.”

“It is a huge compliment to CSA’s organisational skills, facilities and infrastructure that we are being asked to host another major international event,” he added.

After days of speculation about the second edition of the IPL, the BCCI Sunday decided to shift April 10-May 24 tournament because of clash of dates with general elections in the country.

England is the other likely venue.

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