IPL 2020 was earlier scheduled to begin from March 28.(Source: BCCI)

The Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) has got the Indian government’s clearance to conduct the IPL 2020 in UAE, tournament chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed to Cricbuzz.

“There is a lot of interest (in acquiring the IPL title rights), so let’s see what we get,” Patel said.

Earlier, The IPL teams have demanded a three-day quarantine period instead of six when they arrive in UAE. As per the current BCCI SOP, the players and staff members will be tested on first, third and sixth day of the quarantine and will be allowed to train only after they have cleared the test.

Apart from this they will also be tested every fifth day during the event. “…Subject to the advice of medical professionals, can we consider allowing players to practice by staying in the bubble, with 3 days of quarantining instead of 6 days?” read one of the points in a note from the franchises which will be discussed in the meeting.

The IPL 2020 is taking plce in the UAE. This is not the first instance where the cash-rich league is going out of the country.

In 2009, the IPL was held in South Africa while in 2014, the first half of the tournament took place in the UAE due to the general elections.


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