The cricketing activities came to a standstill in the world after the COVID-19 outburst. A number of events were either canceled or postponed due to the pandemic. But now slowly the live cricket action is getting back on track. West Indies are playing England away from home while te teams have begun with the training too.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is also planning for a camp in Dubai for the contracted players as per the reports.
The UAE is one of the two countries who have earlier proposed to host the IPL 2020. “By the looks of it, UAE will mostly host the IPL, unless the situation improves dramatically in Mumbai. So the camp there makes more sense in every way possible. Once the IPL venue is decided, then expect things to move forward quickly,” sources following developments told the New Indian Express.
The IPL was slated to begin at the end of March but now has been postponed for an indefinite time. If reports are to be believed then it might happen in September-October. The IPL has been held overseas twice. The 2009 edition took place in South Africa while UAE hosted half of the season in 2014 due to the general elections in India. The BCCI could have faced a similar situation in 2019 but it was eventually held in India only.
The Indian team has only toured New Zealand this year where they won the T20Is but lost in the ODIs and Tests.
They were later scheduled to play a bilateral tie of three ODI matches against South Africa at home but that too was called off.
The World T20 is also slated to take place later this year in Australia but is still under dark clouds.