The 11th season of the IPL can start two weeks before its scheduled time. No, this decision is not made about the next Lok Sabha elections to be held in the country next year, but the ODI World Cup will be held in the next year. In fact, the Cricket World Cup is to be held from May 30, and the BCCI wants that the Indian players will get plenty of comfort before that, especially the fast bowlers, who are going to be the key players in the World Cup to be played in England.
Indian team management also appealed to the players to give rest to the board. Team India captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri had emphasized in the meeting with COA that players should get at least 2 weeks of comfort before the World Cup. Between COA and Team Management, this meeting took place in Delhi and Hyderabad, where one-day and Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane were also present. Apart from these, Chief Selector MSK Prasad was also part of this meeting.
Suspense on organizing
A big question in the meeting was also to organize the IPL 2019, on which the final decision will be made after the announcement of all seven phases of the Lok Sabha from the Election Commission. BCCI has opened the option of South Africa with Plan B for organizing IPL. However, the clear picture will be clear only after the auction of players in Jaipur on 18 December.