The Indian Premier League (IPL), which was to be commenced by 29th March, has got a vast window of September-November. At first, cancelation of Asia Cup gave them a vast window, then now, the World Cup has given them the full authority to commence the league in full swing.
IPL 2020 to be played at UAE after Indian government approval
“It will be held in the UAE but first the board will seek permission from the Indian government to stage it there,” Brijesh Patel said.
“But we are looking at September-October and a bit of November for the event to take place.”
The league was all set to be kicked off by 29th March. Later, due to the several extensions in the lockdown postponed the tournament. In the end, the authorities finally called off the cash-rich T20 league until further notice. It is to be noted that BCCI was looking for a window of October-November in case if the T20 World Cup gets canceled so they can hold the league then which is now possible after the mega-event cancelation
The league is all set to be commenced at the venues of UAE as the Head of the Cricket and Events of Dubai Sports City, Salman Hanif, had briefly explained the media about the preparations they have already started to prepare their venues.
IPL was earlier hosted at their venues in 2014 when the political tensions amid the Lok Sabha elections rose as the crisis for the country.
The tournament is likely to be staged by 26th September but the authenticity will be approved by the league’s council later.
Earlier, Sri Lanka was on the agenda too but the BCCI has chosen UAE as the best possible venue for organizing the league.