New Delhi: At a time when a section of the cricket world believes there too much T20 cricket, the BCCI is in talks to stage a mini-IPL in September.
According to a report on ESPNCricinfo, IPL governing council discussed the same in Dharamsala on Thursday. While there is no clear consensus, BCCI working committee meeting is likely to take a call one way or the other on today (June 24).
As things stand, the Indian cricket team has no series scheduled for the month of September. Hence the BCCI is thinking of using this window to fit in a short IPL.
The Indian cricket board has been considering this especially since the Champions League T20 was scrapped in 2015.
BCCI working committee has given a proposal for a mini-IPL overseas later this year.Looking at details: Anurag Thakur,BCCI chief
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 24, 2016
The shorter version of the IPL will last three weeks and feature all eight teams.
While the deliberations are ongoing, USA and Dubai are the front-runners to host this event.
Earlier it has reported that franchises like Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore were planning to play T20 series against Associate nations in USA during September.