BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is hopeful that the 2022 edition of Indian Premier League will be held in the country after the covid-19 pandemic forced them to stage the second half of the tournament in UAE.

The 2021 edition of IPL started in April but was called midway in May due to a covid-19 outbreak in multiple franchises. The second half of the season resumed in UAE after a four-month gap.

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After the conclusion of the season with MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings emerged as the champions for the fourth time in 14 seasons. CSK defeated KKR by 27 runs on Friday in Dubai and concluded the tournament.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly attended an online event for fantasy sports platform ‘My11Circle’ in which he is the brand ambassador. There he was questioned whether the 2022 edition of IPL will be staged in India or not.

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“I hope so, because it’s India’s tournament,” Sourav Ganguly said on Saturday.

“As much as you see the superb atmosphere in Dubai, it’s different in India. It’s absolutely madness in India with the stands full. We’d love to have it back in India.

“I’m sure in the next seven-eight months, the COVID-19 situation will be very different, and we can host it in India with packed stands and the supporters pouring,” he added.

The league will add two more franchises next season and Ganguly is optimistic on conducting the tournament back in India with full packed stadiums like it used to be.

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