Edited By Tarun Vats | | Updated: 27 Jul 2020, 04:32:00 PM IST
- BCCI sends letter to Emirates Cricket Board to host IPL-2020
- Emirates Cricket Board Secretary-General Mubashir Usmani confirmed the letter
- The IPL chairman confirmed that the tournament will be held in the UAE from 19 September to 8 November
- The ICC has decided to postpone the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year.
The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday confirmed that it has received an official letter from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to host the next edition of the IPL. This information was given by Emirates Cricket Board Secretary General Mubashir Usmani.
Usmani said, “We have received the official letter and will now wait for the decision of the Government of India that will ratify the final decision.” Earlier, IPL chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed that the tournament would be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 19 September to 8 November.
Usmani said, 'There are many factors that influence the hosting of the world's most exciting, popular and exciting tournaments. Now we need to consult the experts to discuss all aspects of IPL hosting. He said that for this included sports councils, tourism bodies and related governmental organizations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah – such as the police force and the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
The UAE had earlier hosted the 2014 IPL due to the Lok Sabha elections in India. On the current situation due to Kovid-19, Usmani said, “At first we are very happy with how the UAE government responded to the virus, which was in early February – cases decreased and recovery rates increased.” He further said, “Secondly, we will fulfill every need of health authorities regarding the safety and security measures from Kovid-19”.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to postpone this year's men's T20 World Cup which gave IPL 2020 a window. Discussions on the players training camp and standard operating procedure (SOP) for IPL 2020 are among the topics that will be discussed in the upcoming IPL Governing Council meeting. (Input from agency)