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BCCI gives update on UAE’s offer to host IPL 2020

The IPL is one tournament which generates unimaginable amount of revenue for the Indian cricket. Apart from the revenue, the budding talents it brings out to the fore is something that has helped the growth of the Indian cricket in the last decade or so.

The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya who are the backbones of the Indian cricket team at the moment have all risen through the ranks with the help of Indian premier league. In an unfortunate turn of events, this year’s edition of the IPL has been postponed indefinitely and the whereabouts of its future is still unknown.

IPL could get back to UAE

The initial part of the 2014 edition of IPL took place in UAE due to security reasons and it turned out to be a huge success. With the uncertainty hovering around this edition of IPL taking place in India due to the corona pandemic, UAE has once again proposed to conduct the whole season of this year's IPL

When asked about the same, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that they haven’t decided anything as of yet and will be open to ideas till the final decision is made.

The UAE has offered to host the IPL if we want them to. But right now when there is no international travel, there is no question of taking a call on that. The health and security of players and all participants is our priority. At the moment, the entire world travel has come to a standstill, so there is nothing we can decide at this stage

India has 3 offers in hand

Earlier, it was known that the Sri Lankan cricket board offered to host the IPL as they haven’t been affected by the corona pandemic. The Sri Lankan board could see a massive profit if they get the chance to conduct the IPL.

Here’s what the SLC secretary Mohan de Silva had to say about the proposed offer

We have discussed amongst our committee members the proposal to host the IPL in Sri Lanka. We are in lockdown till May 11. Any further decision will be taken after that

There is always an opportunity to conduct the IPL on the shores of South Africa where a complete edition of IPL had taken place earlier in 2009.

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