The Indian Premier League (IPL) this year is going to take place in UAE with the exact schedule to come out soon. The tournament was postponed for an indefinite time earlier due to the COVID-19 outburst.
While the IPL will take place in UAE, the commentary is likely to take place from home. A broadcaster industry expert told PTI that commentary from “anywhere in the world” can be a regular feature going forward.
The IPL chairman on Wednesday cleared the air and told that the IPL will be hosted by UAE.
It was earlier slated to begin at the end of Mar ch but was postponed. Mumbai Indians were to host Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede stadium.
MI is the most successful team in the IPL as it has lifted the trophy four times while CSK has won it thrice. Apart from them Kolkata Knight Riders has been crowned as the winner twice while Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad have won it once.
This won’t be the first time when IPL would be taking place outside the country. In 2009, the IPL was shifted to South Africa while in 2014, first half of the tournament took place in UAE because of the general elections.