Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians had proposed a plan to promote the lucrative cricket league of India in the United States of America (USA) right before the start of next season as it wanted to promote cricket in new markets as they did once in the past as well.
“Since MI participate in a BCCI tournament, they must take written permission if they are looking at any such move. Mumbai Indians' idea was to promote brand IPL and the game in the US and also to develop a new market for the game. The team would have headed to the US and also play a few games with local teams so as to attract cricket lovers in the region and get them up close and personal with their favourite stars,” reported several media outlets.
However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has turned down the proposal of the IPL franchise as the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has not given written permission to Mumbai Indians do indulge in promotions outside of India for now.