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IPL 2020 will not be held in an empty stadium, ECB is planning to bring spectators

  • Announcing the IPL dates, IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel had said that the UAE government will decide whether to let the audience go or not.

It has now been decided that the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This has been confirmed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Emirates Cricket Board (ECB). After this, it was believed that the tournament would be held in an empty stadium, but if the statement of Emirates Cricket Board Secretary Mubashir Usmani was made, then there is a possibility that IPL 2020 will be played in the presence of the audience. The secretary of the Emirates Cricket Board said on Friday that if the government approves it would like to see the spectators at the stadium during IPL matches. He said that he would like to fill the stadium from 30 to 50 percent. Explain that while announcing the IPL dates, Chairman Brijesh Patel said that the UAE government will decide whether to let the audience go or not.

Permission has not yet been received from the Government of India

The BCCI, however, has announced to conduct IPL in the UAE. Its possible date has been stated from September 19 to November 8, but it has not yet received approval from the Government of India. He is still waiting for it. Emirates Board Secretary Usmani informed over the phone that if the BCCI gets permission from the Government of India, we will go to our government with the complete proposal and standard operating procedure (SOP), which will be prepared by us and the BCCI together. The IPL Governing Committee will meet on Sunday to decide on logistics and SOP. Usmani said that we would definitely like to show this tournament to the people, but it would be the decision of the government. Usmani said that in most tournaments here, the number of spectators varies from 30 to 50 percent, we are expecting this number.

The expectation of the government

The Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament in November has been canceled due to the Coronavirus epidemic. This is the first time since 1970 that the tournament has been canceled, despite this, Usmani is not only expected to get approval from the government for the IPL, but he also hopes that the audience will be allowed to come to the stadium. Will go. Let us know that at present there are more than 6000 active cases of Covid-19 in UAE. There the epidemic has been almost controlled. Usmani said that concerns over the security of the IPL said that the UAE government has managed to rein in the number of infected. We are leading a normal life by following certain rules and protocols. From that, there is still a little more time in the IPL. By then, we will certainly be in even better shape.