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BCCI’s fear of farmer protests saw Mohali losing out as IPL venue

Due to the continuing farmers’ agitation, the BCCI has determined to strike off Mohali from the checklist of internet hosting venues for the forthcoming IPL. The BCCI feels it might be a danger if there was an agitation by farmers across the stadium, which might “entice media consideration of the world”. Mumbai too can be rigorously monitored for the worsening Covid-19 scenario within the metropolis. As per BCCI’s present plan Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru have been shortlisted.

“We don’t need a scenario to come up the place we’ve got an IPL match in Mohali and a farmer agitation march strikes in direction of the stadium. It’ll needlessly give limelight and entice media consideration from all around the world. We don’t need such a scenario to come up particularly throughout pandemic occasions. Mohali shouldn’t be amongst shortlisted venues because of the present situation within the northern a part of India,” a high BCCI official informed The Indian The Press Reporter.

The Punjab Kings has its base in Mohali however received’t host matches.

Venues in Punjab weren’t alloted Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 video games due to fears of farmers’ agitation, the official stated.

“Besides Punjab, we’re monitoring a lot of the different venues. The elections additionally may power some modifications within the venue checklist,” the BCCI official added.

Mohali’s exclusion as an IPL venue has not gone down effectively. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted, “I’m shocked on the exclusion of Mohali Cricket Stadium for the upcoming IPL season. I urge and attraction to @BCCI & @IPL to rethink their resolution. There isn’t any cause why Mohali can’t host IPL and our Authorities will make all needed preparations for security in opposition to #Covid19.”

On Tuesday Punjab Kings had emailed BCCI asking for readability on the explanation for barring Mohali from internet hosting any IPL video games. Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia stated that he was dissatisfied that Mohali had not been shortlisted regardless of the variety of Covid-19 instances being low. “We’ve written to the BCCI to search out out below what standards they’ve chosen the venues and why they haven’t chosen us,” Wadia informed PTI. “We had been hoping to have video games in Punjab.”

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