The Indian government gave permission to host the IPL 2020 in UAE
The ECB looked to the Indian government even after receiving the letter from India. Finally, there is relief between the cricket boards of the two countries. Because, on Sunday (August 2), the Indian government gave permission to host the IPL 2020 in UAE. The only thing waiting is to roll on the field.
The BCCI has decided to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the world’s largest and most prestigious domestic franchise-based domestic tournament in the United Arab Emirates, following the postponement of the T20 World Cup in Australia. For which the BCCI has already received the green signal from the Government of India.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been busy organizing the IPL since the T20 World Cup was postponed. The BCCI has decided to host the IPL in the desert country of the United Arab Emirates as the situation in India is not favorable. That is why India has sent an official letter to the UAE Cricket Board a few days ago.
It was decided from the board meeting on Sunday that the IPL will start on September 19 and end on November 10. Earlier, Brijesh Patel, chairman of the IPL’s governing council, had said that the IPL would start on September 19. Which will continue till November 8. However, the date of the IPL final has been changed.
There will be a total of 60 matches in this 53-day long tournament. The matches will be held at three venues in the country. The three venues are Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai. As always, the Chinese mobile company Vivo is the title sponsor of the IPL. This time the match has been brought forward for half an hour. The first match of the IPL will be held at 3:30 pm Indian time. The ball of the other match will be rolled on the field at 7.30 pm.
Two matches will be held in one day for ten days. It was decided at the meeting that each team would have 24 cricketers in its squad. However, the teams will be able to bring in new cricketers if needed due to Corona. You can take as many people as you need.
The United Arab Emirates is considering keeping spectators in the IPL even though there are no spectators at any sports event at such a time. A few days ago, ECB Secretary Mubashir Usmani told PTI, “We definitely want our viewers to experience a dignified event. But its decision is entirely up to the government. Most of the events here allow 30 to 50 percent of the capacity to allow spectators to enter and that is the amount we want. We are optimistic about getting permission from the government.