- From the last few days, there were speculations about the IPL to be held in Dubai. Now the board has made an official announcement about this.
IPL 2020: Big information has come out for the fans who are waiting for the 13th season of the Indian Premier League. The 13th season of IPL will be held in Dubai. The BCCI has sought permission from the government to organize the IPL in Dubai. IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel has given this information. However, the decision on the remaining issues regarding the event will be decided in the meeting of the Governing Council of the IPL. This meeting can be organized between the next 7 to 10 days.
Brijesh Patel said, “The 13th season of IPL was postponed due to Coronavirus. Now the IPL will be held in the UAE. We have sought permission from the government to organize the IPL.”
However, no other decision has been taken regarding the conduct of IPL. Brijesh Patel said, “The rest of the steps to be taken for organizing the IPL will be decided in the Governing Council meeting itself. “
The International Cricket Council announced the cancellation of the 20-20 World Cup on Monday. After this decision of ICC, the way for BCCI to organize IPL between September and November was cleared.
Even before it can be organized abroad
However, BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly has previously said that his priority is to organize in India. But this was not possible amidst the growing havoc of Coronavirus.
This is not the first time the IPL will be held in the UAE. Earlier, during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the initial matches of the IPL were played in the UAE. The IPL Governing Council had already started talks with the UAE Cricket Board for the event. Not much information has been officially revealed about the IPL yet, but all the franchises can reach UAE with their players a month in advance. Actually, Indian players have not practiced on the field for the last four months, so it may take three to four weeks to regain their old rhythm.