IPL 2014: Bulk of matches to be played in India, no decision on off-shore venue, says BCCI

BCCI sources say South Africa has been ruled out as an overseas Indian Premier League venue. UAE or Bangladesh in fray to host matches when dates collide with the general elections period between April 7 and May 16.

updated: March 06, 2014 13:57 IST
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New Delhi: With the dates of the general elections finalised, Indian Premier League chairman Ranjib Biswal on Wednesday said 60 to 70 per cent matches in the seventh edition of the Twenty20 tournament will be held in India.

The decision to host "bulk of the matches" in India was taken after a meeting of BCCI bigwigs, including its president N Srinivasan, senior vice-president Rajeev Shukla, secretary Sanjay Patel, Biswal and IPL CEO Sundar Raman at a city hotel here.

Biswal insisted that since IPL is a domestic event, their main objective is to conduct majority of the matches in India. "Now that the elections dates have been finalised, we are working towards hosting bulk of the matches in India. Since it is the Indian Premier League we need to accommodate as many matches in India," Biswal told reporters after coming out from a meeting of the IPL governing council at a city hotel here.

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