UAE Affirm Offer to Have Indian Premier League 2020
General News | Jun-08-2020
The Emirates Cricket Board has affirmed that it had communicated enthusiasm for facilitating the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year if India chooses to move the money rich T20 competition out of the nation taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic.
The thirteenth IPL was booked to begin in late March yet it was deferred uncertainly because of the worldwide wellbeing emergency. There is a hypothesis that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is searching for an October window to hold the occasion on the off chance that the T20 World Cup in Australia isn't held for the current year.
A report in the 'Inlet News' said that the UAE Cricket Board has made a proposal to the BCCI that it can have the IPL.
"Previously, Emirates Cricket Board has effectively facilitated IPL coordinates in UAE. We have a demonstrated record of being has as an impartial scene for different respective and multi-country cricket exercises before," its general secretary Mubashshir Usmani was cited as saying by the paper.
Their best in class scenes and offices make the Emirates an ideal spot for facilitating a wide range of cricket."
Usmani said the Emirates Cricket Board had, actually, offered their settings to England and Wales Cricket Board to finish the English season here too.
They had come forward and offered our venues to both England and India. They had also hosted matches involving the England team on multiple occasions previously. If their offer was taken up by either of the Boards, then they will be pleased to facilitate the hosting of their matches, he said.
Sri Lanka Cricket is the other Board which has communicated enthusiasm to have the IPL if India chooses to hold the competition abroad.
A more clear picture of the window for IPL may rise if the ICC takes a choice on the destiny of the current year's T20 World Cup during its executive gathering through video meeting on June 10.
By: Suvarna Gupta
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