Reportedly the Sports Ministry of India have provided the approval to the Board of Control for Cricket in India to shift the IPL 2020 to the UAE. The ministry, as per reports sent the seal of clearance to the Indian cricket board on Monday.
Now the board is waiting for the clearances from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Union Home Ministry (MHA) following which there would be no further issue in hosting IPL 2020 in the UAE amid the coronavirus scare.
After the ICC postponed the men’s T20 World Cup 2020 due to the pandemic, the BCCI finalized to run the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League from September 19 to November 8. But they had to plan to shift the league outside the country due to the current Covid-19 situation in India.
Meanwhile, the Governing Council Chairman of IPL Brijesh Patel already informed that the board sent an acceptance letter to the Emirates Cricket Board which had been sent by the ECB in April with the proposal of hosting the league in the UAE. “Yes, we have sent the acceptance letter to the ECB and both the boards will be working together from now on to stage the tournament,” Khaleej Times quoted Patel as saying.
IPL Governing Council is scheduled to meet next week to discuss further. The multiple meetings with stakeholders, associates, franchises will help the board to finalize a plan for IPL 2020. The details will be shared accordingly by the BCCI.