Event Notes: South Africa Could Host Indian Premier League If Event Has To Leave India
South Africa could end up hosting next year's Indian Premier League if the "cash-rich T20 tournament is taken out of India due to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections." Board of Control for Cricket in India "mandarins have informally discussed alternative venues, but a clear picture will emerge once the election dates are announced" (TNN, 9/11). ... Bolivia plans to "launch a tourism promotion campaign to tout the attractions in the southwest of the country, which which will host part of the 2014 Dakar Rally off-road endurance race" (XINHUA, 9/12). ... New Zealand's field hockey bosses "have submitted bids to host a major world event." Hockey New Zealand has advised the Int'l Hockey Federation that it wants to "host either the 2018 men's or women's World Cup, or the joint Champions event that year" (NEW ZEALAND HERALD, 9/12).