Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO, Thabang Moroe has recently expressed that they would grab the opportunity to host IPL 2019.

Meanwhile, the BCCI are planning an alternative venue for IPL 2019, as the competition could coincide with India’s general election. Moroe showed interest in hosting the tournament on July 31.

However, he pointed a lot of issues which will come into consideration before making the final call.

If they were to propose to move it to SA‚ the easy answer to give now is yes. We would be interested in hosting the IPL‚” Moroe said.

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CSA could host IPL 2019. Gallo Images.

Thabang Moroe further admitted it is more of speculation until the Government of India announces the date of the election.

It remains speculation for now until such time that the government of India announces the date for elections. But there is an appetite from them to move it to either SA or Dubai,” he added.

However, if the tournament returns to the Rainbow Nation, they will host the league for the second time after 2009.

Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious in this edition of the league. They returned after two years to lift the title beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the finale at the Wankhede Stadium. Australian all-rounder Shane Watson smashed an unbeaten century to see his side to the title.

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Credits: BCCI

Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson bagged the Orange Cap with 735 runs from 17 games at an average of 52.50.

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab’s Andrew Tye took the Purple Cap with 24 scalps in this campaign. Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine won the award of the Most Valuable Player.

The upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League would be the twelfth season of the league.