IPL 2020 is tentatively scheduled to be held in UAE later this year. Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) is confident that they will soon get the clearance from the government to stage the IPL in UAE. All the franchises have already been given a detailed plan of IPL 2020.
The T20 league will take place amidst bio-secure bubble to guard all the players from the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official said that the board has already received clearance from the sports ministry and are now hopeful for a positive response from the Indian government.
“The BCCI has received clearance from the Sports Ministry and we are hopeful of a positive response from the other departments quite soon as well. There have been some noises from certain quarters as they want to see the board fail in successfully conducting the IPL this year, but they are only trying to create confusion among the cricket loving people in the country”, said the BCCI official.
BCCI confident to get permission for IPL 2020
“Let me assure you that the BCCI is committed to organising a safe and clean IPL and are confident that it will give the necessary boost to the sports sector in these times. We are also extremely grateful to the government for their support and understanding. They have been guiding us right through this period and we would also want to thank Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju,” he added.
Once the government gives the nod to the BCCI the IPL will be contested between September 19- November 8 in UAE. Meanwhile, tomorrow is a major day as the IPL governing council meeting will take place to address every possible detail regarding the league this year. The definite schedule of IPL 2020 may also come out which will put an end to all assumptions and speculations.
“See, you will always have people around you who will look at the negatives. But what you cannot forget is the kind of support the IPL gives the Indian domestic structure. We are confident that the BCCI will get the required permission to take the tournament to UAE because at the end of the day we all want the smiles to return on the faces of the Indian people”.
“Many are waiting to see the likes of M.S. Dhoni and Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma take the field after so many months. All protocols will be followed and the safety of the players will be a priority,” the BCCI official concluded.