International Cricket Council (ICC) has already declared postponement of the T20 World Cup which was scheduled to take place in Australia this year. As the T20 World Cup has been postponed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to host IPL in UAE. IPL was previously postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in India and the whole world. All matches which were scheduled to play in the initial schedule will be played, there will be no shortage when it comes to number matches all 60 matches will be played, a BCCI official said this on Tuesday.
IPL can be hosted from September to November
After the postponement of World, Cup BCCI is planning to host the IPL starting from 26th September to 7th November. According to sources, BCCI has decided that the final will be played on 7th November, because the Indian team will tour Australia in December to play 4 test matches.
The plan is to have a full-fledged IPL comprising 60 games, says IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel
IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel told PTI, “The IPL GC will meet within a week or 10 days and all decisions (including the final schedule) will be taken there. As of now, the plan is to have a full-fledged IPL comprising 60 games and most likely in the UAE. Just the operational side of it [is a challenge]. Whether you do it here or outside, it doesn’t matter (with no crowds).”
IPL to be played in UAE
Patel told Sportstar, “We will do that now. UAE had anyway offered to host the tournament, we will confirm them now. But before that, we need to confirm the dates and inform the Emirates Cricket Board accordingly. For now, no dates have been locked.”
He added, “UAE is well-organized in terms of infrastructure. We have played there before, so we are aware of the facilities. The Asia Cup has been played there. It has also hosted other international fixtures in the past. So, in terms of cricketing infrastructure, they have everything. There are also enough hotels.”