[caption id="attachment_757477" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IPL-Trophy-BCCI.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-757477" alt="IPL trophy. @ BCCI" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IPL-Trophy-BCCI.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> IPL trophy. @ BCCI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>With India s general elections next year, the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci">Board of Control for Cricket in India</a> (BCCI) is mulling the idea of shifting the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League</a> Season 12 to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">South Africa</a>. According to a report in <em>Mumbai Mirror</em> on Sunday, a recce team of the BCCI will leave for South Africa in a couple of days to keep the back-up plan ready should the IPL be asked to move out due to the elections. <p></p> <p></p>The BCCI s recce team Hemang Amit and Navneet Kaur will explore venues such as Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth to discuss the requirements for the 45-day tournament. The recce will last for 10 days. <p></p> <p></p>According to information given to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/cricket-south-africa">Cricket South Africa</a>, both boards want to make sure that the IPL games do not clash with their domestic schedules. <p></p> <p></p>South Africa hosted the IPL in 2009 and should the need arise, the same country will be the tried and tested choice. However, if only a part of the tournament is needed to be shifted, then the UAE, like in 2014, will play host to the T20 extravaganza. <p></p> <p></p>Amit and Kaur will make a pit stop during their return from South Africa at Dubai and discuss with the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/emirates-cricket-board">Emirates Cricket Board</a> (ECB) about hosting some IPL matches there. <p></p> <p></p>The full schedule of the IPL-12 will be released only after dates for the general elections are announced.