United Arab Emirates (UAE) has proposed India to host their cash-rich T20 league, Indian Premier League (IPL) at their venues earlier, and now they have confirmed hosting IPL at their venues as they have confirmed making an offer to the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI).
The board’s general secretary Mubashshir Usmani pointed out that UAE have successfully hosted older versions of IPL and now will be hosting thirteenth edition of the cash-rich league.
UAE confirms making an offer to BCCI for hosting IPL
“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.
Usmani disclosed UAE have offered their venues to England and India both and have already hosted matches on different 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.
However, BCCI have not made their words yet. Once they made a commitment, UAE will be looking forward to facilitating the hosting of IPL 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.
The cash-rich Indian T20 league was all set to go ahead by 29th March but the global health crisis did not work in the favor of organizing the league. The officials moved it to another window of April-March but with an extension in the lockdown in India has postponed IPL until further notice and is quarterly dependent upon the schedule of the T20 World Cup 2020.