IPL 2020 likely to be held in UAE, Franchise start preparations

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Srinagar, July 18: The much awaited and lingered due to COVID-19 pandemic cash rich Indian Premier League (IPL) is almost set to be held in UAE during October-November period.

The event will go ahead subject to India Goverment clearance and postponement of T20 World Cup by ICC.

The Indian Premier League is likely to be held in the UAE during October and November, subject to government clearance and the International Cricket Council (ICC) announcing the postponement of the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia.

In the apex council meeting of Indian cricket Board (BCCI), it’s president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah apprised the members about the various issues including IPL.

Once the T20 World Cup, supposed to be held over the same period, is officially postponed, the BCCI will approach the Indian government to check if they can host the IPL in India. If the situation in the country as regards the pandemic remains inconducive to hosting the tournament, they will shift the IPL to the UAE.

News agency IANS, quoting a franchise official said that they have already started preparing for the logistics and have zeroed in on the hotel they wish to stay at in Abu Dhabi and how exactly they will train and prepare for the 13th edition of the league.

The report further said that said that chartered planes are the most viable options as normal flight schedules may or may not start and each team will have around 35-40 people travelling as a unit.

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