IPL 2020 likely to be played in the UAE
A final judgment are going to be taken by the BCCI once the ICC announces the likely postponement of the men’s T20 World Cup , scheduled between October 18 and November 15 in Australia. The ICC Board is scheduled to possess a turn July 20 to debate the matter, and a final judgment on the planet Cup is probably going to be taken then.It is understood that the BCCI has written to the Indian government seeking permission for the tournament to be shifted to UAE and also get the required travel permission for the players and officials of the teams.
On Friday, the BCCI’s Apex Council discussed the likelihood of the IPL being played within the UAE in its entirety. it’s understood that the BCCI would still prefer conducting the tournament in India, but the Covid-19 situation – the amount of infections within the country are on the increase – has meant that the UAE has been identified because the next-best option.
In April, the BCCI deferred the IPL indefinitely due to the pandemic. With over 1,000,000 cases at the instant , India is third on the list of nations in terms of infections and has officially recorded over 26,000 deaths.
The BCCI had originally wanted to conduct the IPL behind closed doors in limited venues and singled out Mumbai because the hub, but India’s commercial capital features a huge number of Covid-19 infections within the country, making it unfeasible.
If the tournament does shift to the UAE, it might be the second time for the IPL there, after the primary 20 matches of the tournament were staged in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in 2014 due to the overall elections in India.
In April, the Emirates Cricket Board had written to BCCI, offering UAE as an alternate venue for the tournament. and therefore the board is prepared to play host now, “We will provide all the support concerning the protocol and government permission required to host the IPL 2020. We are expecting written confirmation from BCCI.
As far because the franchises are concerned, they discussed playing within the UAE during an owners’ turn July 13. With most of the worldwide pool of players homebound thanks to the pandemic, the franchises are primarily concerned about the players getting enough training before the tournament, which could continue for a minimum of six weeks. If the tournament does move to UAE, it’s understood that franchises are likely to line up their bases a month beforehand , for training and also to cater to any quarantine measures imposed by the UAE government.
It is understood that the most reason for marking November 7 because the date for the IPL 2020 final was to make sure Indian players get enough time to visit Australia for the four-match Test series, set to start in December.