The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has come up with a new idea of mini-IPL, a shorter format of the original Indian Premier League in an attempt to replace the defunct Champions League T20.
Reports suggest that the newly found tournament will be played in September and the venues will be decided on June 24 as the idea was mooted since May and could very well be in implementation this year.
The Champions League T20 which is now defunct has had a lot of issues with the sponsors as the league did not gather much attention from the fans despite having involved teams from across the globe similar to the Champions League in football.
The tournament was held for six years before the big three boards BCCI, CA and CSA decided to scrap the tournament back in July 2015. ICC has allocated a special window for the tournament as teams from all the test playing nations were involved.
However, with the tournament now scrapped, the window which is allocated stills remains vacant and the BCCI are looking to plan a mini-IPL to make the most out of the time frame as most of the players will remain available.