Srinagar, July 10: As there has been talk of BCCI having various options to organise Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, New Zealand cricket has said that it never offered to host IPL.
Radio New Zealand quoting New Zealand Cricket (NZC) official saying that it never had intention or offered to host IPL.
“The report is simply speculation. We have not offered to host the IPL nor have we had an approach to do so,” Richard Boock, a spokesperson for NZC was quoted.
A BCCI official had earlier stated that New Zealand had joined the UAE and Sri Lanka in aspiring hosts in case the tournament was not to be held within India.
As per reports Indian board is pinning its hopes on the September-November window while the possibility of the ICC T20 World Cup materialising continue to look more bleak.
Due to Coronavirus pandemic IPL 2020 has twice been held outside India in years that it clashed with national elections.
South Africa hosted the second IPL in 2009, and the first half of the 2014 season took place in the UAE. ( with inputs from Geo Super)