With 2021 edition of the IPL inching closer, BCCI is hopeful of hosting it in India. Board treasurer Arun Dhumal told PTI that the BCCI is not even thinking of a back-up option at this point in time as India is probably safer than UAE. He hoped that the situation remains stable and keep improving. Dhumal added that the board is in touch with the government to get the players vaccinated. According to a report in the Times of India, BCCI has earmarked the Wankhede, Brabourne Stadiums, DY Patil Stadium, Reliance Cricket Stadium in Navi Mumbai and the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on the outskirts of Pune to conduct the 14th edition of the IPL. Newly built Motera stadium in Ahmedabad is likely to host the knockout games.