The Emirates Cricket Board has confirmed that it had expressed curiosity in internet hosting the IPL this yr if India decides to shift the money-wealthy T20 event overseas in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 13th IPL was scheduled to begin in late March but it surely was postponed indefinitely due to the worldwide well being disaster. There is theory that the BCCI is in search of an October window to maintain the occasion in case the T20 World Cup in Australia is just not held this yr.
A report within the ‘Gulf News’ stated that the UAE Cricket Board has made an offer to the BCCI that it will probably host the 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,” its normal secretary Mubashshir Usmani was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
“Our state-of-the-art venues and facilities make the Emirates a desired place for hosting all types of cricket.”Usmani stated the Emirates Cricket Baord had, in reality, supplied their venues to the England and Wales Cricket Board to full the English season right here as properly.”We have come ahead and supplied our venues to each England and India. We have additionally hosted matches involving England staff on a number of events beforehand. If our offer is taken up by both of the Boards, then we can be happy to facilitate internet hosting of their matches,” he stated.
Sri Lanka Cricket is the opposite Board which has expressed curiosity to host the IPL if India decides to maintain the event overseas.
A clearer image concerning the window for IPL might emerge if the ICC takes a choice on the destiny of this yr’s T20 World Cup throughout its board assembly via video convention on June 10.