South Africa to host Indian Premier League in 2014?

South Africa hosted the IPL in 2009 after the Government of India did not give permission due to security reasons during the general elections. The venue had posed a challenge for the BCCI as it was a last minute decision to shift the tournament.

updated: September 11, 2013 16:46 IST
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There is a possiblity that South Africa will host the 2014 edition of the Indian Premier League, if the tournament is played outside India due to Lok Sabha elections. According to media reports, the BCCI have considered other options but a decision can only be taken when the elections dates are announced.

The IPL is scheduled to take place in April-May next year which in all probability will clash with the polls.

With the recent stand-off between the BCCI and Cricket South Africa, this move seems contradictory. However, sources say that South Africa have a good chance to host the IPL if an alternative venue is considered. A top BCCI official, talking to TOI, said, "The Lorgat issue is there but South Africa still are hot favourites. The new IPL chairman will also have a vote."

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