IPL 2019: 3 reasons why Bangladesh should host the tournament
Only two countries other than India have hosted the IPL.
Published - Nov 30, 2018 9:34 pm
Updated - Nov 30, 2018 9:34 pm
Among all the domestic tournaments across the globe, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is deemed to be one of the most popular. The stands remain jam-packed throughout the event and the decibel levels engulf the venues. However, this time around, India may not have the privilege of hosting the mega event owing to the reason that election in the country is scheduled to take place during that time.
At this point in time, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and South Africa are the most likely venues for the IPL. Nevertheless, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to come out with an official announcement. Another country that could play host to the extravaganza is Bangladesh. In our article, we take you through three reasons why next year’s IPL can take place in the neighboring country.
Cricket crazy fans
Albeit Bangladesh have blown hot and cold over the years in international cricket, their fandom hasn’t taken a dip by any stretch of the imagination. The people swarm in when the Tigers play and there’s no dearth of the craze surrounding cricket in the nation. Even when Bangladesh play outside their home country, their supporters remain present at the venues and scream their lungs out for the team to win.
The same was palpable when Mashrafe Mortaza’s men played the Asia Cup in the UAE when the Bangladesh national flag filled the stadiums. Among Bangladesh players, Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman are likely to play in the IPL and people would love to see two of their stars ply their trade. Moreover, the presence of big names from other countries can also attract the audience there.