The chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Birjesh Patel, has revealed that the cash-rich T20 league will be moved to UAE once after the Indian government will be giving approval.
Patel also revealed that the tournament will be commenced in September, however, the confirmed dates will be given by the IPL council.
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“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.”
As declared by the unofficial reports, the franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have started making arrangements to fly for UAE for IPL.
Instead of flying via regular planes, the chartered planes will be considered. The franchises are looking for hotel arrangements for their respective players.
The teams, before reaching UAE, will spend their quality time in bio-secure environments and after clearing the required rounds of COVID-19, they will leave for the Arab country to play their cash-rich league.
According to the unofficial reports, the tournament is likely to be staged by 26 September and will last till 7th November.
As the chances choose UAE, Sri Lanka is unlikely to get the opportunity to host the cash-rich T20 league.
UAE has already hosted 20 matches of the Indian tournament back in 2014 when India was under the political crisis of the Lok Sabha elections. Also, UAE is known to have a larger number of wickets as they already have hosted multi-teams matches at their venues.