No decision on Indian Premier League 2014 moving out of India yet: BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India will make a final decision on an overseas venue for the Indian Premier League after the general election dates are announced. Team franchises could lose about 40 per cent of their potential revenues if the T20 tournament is played overseas.

updated: February 28, 2014 15:52 IST
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India has kept on hold its decision to move the Indian Premier League matches later this year to an overseas venue, according to its president N. Srinivasan. The Board's working committee, which met in Bhubaneswar on Friday, decided a final decision will be made after the dates of the upcoming general elections are announced. (Read: Why IPL teams are counting their losses already)

The BCCI is contemplating to move at least "half of the games" to an overseas venue in the almost two-month long tournament. South Africa look like a preferred destination even as United Arab Emirates is an option. The Rainbow Nation had hosted the IPL in 2009 because the Indian government had declined to provide security due to elections. (Also read: IPS officer, who first exposed IPL betting scandal, suspended by Tamil Nadu government)

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