BCCI to host mini Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 event overseas in September

By: FE Online | Updated: Fri June 24 2016, 5:18 pm

The BCCI is set to introduce a new Twenty20 event, to be branded as mini IPL, outside India in September. "In the month of September, the BCCI is willing to host a mini IPL or IPL overseas with all the eight teams participating," BCCI president Anurag Thakur said at the conclusion of the Board's Working Committee meeting here. "It will be a shorter format, not home and away matches but a lesser number of matches. In a two-week window we should be able to complete it," he said. The BCCI move was on the cards with the scrapping of the Champions League T20 last year. The details of the shortened version of IPL are yet to be chalked out and possible venues are US and UAE, which has already hosted part of the IPL in 2014.

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