UAE is thinking of keeping 30-50 percent of spectators in the IPL 2020
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the world’s largest and most prestigious domestic franchise-based domestic tournament, is set to take place in the United Arab Emirates due to the postponement of the T20 World Cup in Australia. India and the United Arab Emirates have already started preparations for this.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already given them an official letter to host the IPL in the UAE. But the UAE is waiting for the green signal from the Indian government. Although the schedule for the IPL has not been finalized yet, the chairman of the IPL’s governing council, Brijesh Patel, said the IPL would start on September 19. Which will continue till November 8?
The 51-day tournament will be held at three venues across the country. There will be 60 matches of the tournament in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. However, UAE is looking to fill 30 to 50% of the stadiums for IPL 2020, it depends on the UAE government, said ECB Secretary Mubashir Usmani.
Usmani told PTI that they were hopeful that the government would allow the stadium to hold 30-50 percent of its capacity.
He said, ‘Spectators in the IPL 2020 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.