BCCI Sends Approval Letter to Host IPL 2020 in UAE
Finally, the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) has officially communicated with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) about the Indian Premier League IPL 2020 in the UAE. IPL Governing Council President Brijesh Patel confirmed that BCCI has sent a letter of acceptance to the ECB about its proposal to host IPL 2020 in the United Arab Emirates.
Patel confirmed to the Khaleej Times on Sunday that the Indian Cricket Board had sent the acceptance letter to the Emirates Cricket Board.
The ECB had sent the proposal to the BCCI in April. And now, finally, after endless speculation, Patel confirmed on Sunday that the BCCI had accepted the proposal to host the IPL in the UAE.
“Yes, we have sent the acceptance letter to the Emirates Cricket Board and both boards will work together from now on to organize the tournament.” The handsome former Indian hitter told the Khaleej Times on Sunday.
Patel also confirmed that the eight IPL franchises: Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore, will hold their respective pre-tournament training camps at the UAE.
“Teams need at least three to four weeks to prepare for the tournament,” Patel said before adding that the training camps will be held in the UAE in a ‘bio-secure’ environment.
The IPL Governing Council will meet now this week and will decide on the IPL 2020 schedule and Standard Operating Procedures for the League. Members of IPL T20 management, IPL GC member, franchise reps will also fly in search of money in the first week of August to decide on all operations and advance in the league.