Odisha Cricket Association interested in hosting IPL 2016 matches to be shifted out of Maharashtra

Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Ashirbad Behera said the governing body is ready to conduct IPL matches shifted out of Maharashtra.

IANS April 15, 2016 19:08:41 IST
Odisha Cricket Association interested in hosting IPL 2016 matches to be shifted out of Maharashtra

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Ashirbad Behera on Friday said the governing body is ready to conduct Indian Premier League (IPL) matches shifted out of Maharashtra.

"We are interested to conduct IPL matches at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. But, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is yet to approach us," said Behera.

Odisha Cricket Association interested in hosting IPL 2016 matches to be shifted out of Maharashtra

Representational photo. Getty Images

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said all the IPL matches scheduled to be played in Maharashtra from 30 April onwards should be shifted out from the state due to an acute water crisis.

"If the BCCI asks us to organise the matches and Odisha government provides all supports, we are ready to conduct the matches in the state," added the OCA secretary.

He, however, said that OCA would not approach the BCCI as the franchises of IPL have to take a call over selection of venues to hold the matches.

He said the BCCI has so far not approached the Odisha Cricket Association in this regard.

Earlier, the OCA organised Women's World Cup group matches involving Pakistan in 2013 after Pakistan's matches were shifted out of Mumbai following protests by the Shiv Sena.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

IPL 2020: BCCI secretary Jay Shah satisfied after inspection of facilities at Sharjah Stadium
First Cricket News

IPL 2020: BCCI secretary Jay Shah satisfied after inspection of facilities at Sharjah Stadium

Sharjah will host 12 matches of the IPL and is one of the venues besides Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The T20 tournament will kick start on Saturday with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings.

IPL 2020: BCCI receives request to reduce quarantine period for Australia, England players, says report
First Cricket News

IPL 2020: BCCI receives request to reduce quarantine period for Australia, England players, says report

Around 21 players, currently part of an England-Australia white-ball series, will be reaching Dubai on 17 September. They can only be available from 23 September, while IPL 2020 gets underway from 19 September.

IPL 2020: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly lauds new-look Sharjah Cricket Stadium ahead of new season
First Cricket News

IPL 2020: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly lauds new-look Sharjah Cricket Stadium ahead of new season

According to a media release issued on Monday, Ganguly also said that young players were eagerly looking forward to playing in the hallowed cricket ground where greats like Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar wrote history.