IPL 2020 will not be Played in the Empty Stadium
It has now been decided that the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This has been confirmed by the Cricket Board of Control in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB). After this, it was believed that the tournament would be held in an empty stadium, but if the statement by Emirates Cricket Board Secretary Mubashir Usmani was made, there is a possibility that IPL 2020 will not be played in the empty stadium.
Emirates Cricket Board Secretary said on Friday that if the government approves it, he would like to see spectators at the stadium during IPL matches. He said he would like to fill the stadium 30 to 50 percent. Explain that when announcing the IPL dates,
No permission has been received from the Government of India.
The BCCI, however, has announced to IPL in the UAE. Its possible date was set from September 19 to November 8 but has not yet received approval from the Government of India. Still waiting for you. Emirates Board Secretary Usmani reported by phone that if BCCI obtains permission from the Government of India, we will go to our government with the full proposal and standard operating procedure (SOP), which we and BCCI will prepare together.
The IPL Steering Committee will meet on Sunday to decide on logistics and SOP. Usmani said that we would definitely like to show this tournament to the people, but it would be a government decision. Usmani said that in most tournaments here, the number of spectators varies from 30 to 50 percent, we expect this number.
The Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament in November was canceled due to the Coronavirus epidemic. This is the first time since 1970 that the tournament has been canceled, despite this, not only is Usmani expected to gain government approval for the IPL, but he also hopes that the audience can come to the stadium. I will go. Please let us know that there are currently over 6,000 active Covid-19 cases in the UAE.
There the epidemic has been almost controlled. Usmani said concerns over IPL security said the UAE government has managed to control the number of infected. We lead a normal life by following certain rules and protocols. There is still a bit more time on the IPL than that. By then we will definitely be in a better position.