The board official, Usmani, of United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed the proposal they made to BCCI for hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) at their venues.
He revealed that IPL has been hosted by UAE several times before as well and the country has granted facilities and art venues.
UAE has hosted a large number of matches. It has been a home of cricket for many bilateral series and has hosted England as well as provided all forms of cricketing conditions.
UAE confirms proposal of hosting IPL at their venues
“In the past, Emirates Cricket Board has successfully hosted IPL matches in UAE. We have a proven record of being hosts as a neutral venue for various bilateral and multi-nation cricket activities in the past. Our state-of-the-art venues and facilities make the Emirates a desired place for hosting all types of cricket,” he was quoted as saying by The Gulf.
The side has offered India and England for hosting the matches and has previously sustained rights from England on multiple occasions.
“We have come forward and offered our venues to both England and India. We have also hosted matches involving the England team on multiple occasions previously.
Usmani revealed if the boards accept our friendly proposal, they will be pleased and humbled to host and facilitate their matches.
“If our offer is taken up by either of the Boards, then we will be pleased to facilitate the hosting of their matches,” he further added.
Moreover, IPL was all set to go ahead by 29th March but the inconveniences caused by the Coronavirus within the country and across the globe have delayed the league until further notice with an eye on October-November window.
On the other hand, when the only option remaining for ICC would be canceling the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 and shifting it to another window of either 2021 or 2022, BCCI might get an open window of October-November to place their cash-rich T20 league, IPL. Also, as there is a little ease in the lockdown, it can trigger scheduling IPL.