"Staging the event in India has to be the first choice, but in case it's not safe to have it, then we will look at the overseas options. After UAE and Sri Lanka, New Zealand has also offered to host the IPL," the official said.
In 2009, South Africa played host to the second edition of IPL due to Lok Sabha Elections in India. It commenced on April 18 and was wrapped up on May 24. As many as 22 double-headers were scheduled during that edition.