IPL 2021 Venues Controversy has been aroused among the franchises. As per reports, Three of the IPL franchises i.e. Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad have officially raised voices against the BCCI’s decision to conduct IPL only to six venues. These franchises are also planning to lodge formal written protest to the BCCI and IPL GC against this plan.
According to the BCCI, IPL 2021 will be played only in six cities i.e.Delhi , Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore. Three of the franchises Rajasthan Royals (RR), Punjab Kings (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are extremely unhappy with this decision as they are losing the home ground advantage.
One of the franchise member told to the resources about the situation
“Whatever we hear we are hearing from the media. IPL Governing council hasn’t communicated anything to us till date about the venues or the schedule. It will be heartbreaking for our local fans if our home city misses out on the IPL matches. It will be the 2nd year in succession that IPL matches will not be conducted in our cities. We are really upset about the situation”, narrated one of the unhappy members of the IPL franchise whose city is not in the shortlisted cities list.
Also according to a report by Cricbuzz, three franchises are enraged with BCCI’s plans for IPL 2021 Venues.
“We three teams will be badly affected. The teams doing well are the ones who do well at home, win five or six home games and a few away, and that will take you through to the play-offs. Those five teams (Royals Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians) will have the home advantage, we will have to put up with all away game,” a franchise official said
According to the above mentioned report, franchises have already proffered this matter formally with BCCI CEO Hemang Amin and explained their objections separately. It may be possible that franchises will lodge a written protest also.
The announcement of the IPL 2021 Venues is expected by the end of this month.