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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Emirates Cricket Board offers to host IPL 2020

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 was set to begin from the month of March. But due to the outbreak of coronavirus into world, many countries implemented lockdown to their country for the safety of people. So due to the global health crisis, IPL was postponed. 

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The Emirates Cricket Board has confirmed that it had expressed interest in hosting the IPL this year, if India decides to shift the tournament out of India due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A report in 'Gulf News' has said that UAE Cricket Board has made offer to the BCCI that it can host IPL 2020.

The General Secretary Mubashshir Usmani quoted as saying that,"In the past, Emirates Cricket Board has successfully hosted IPL matches in UAE. We have a proven record of being hosts as a neutral venue for various bilateral and multi-nation cricket activities in the past."

He also said that,"Our state-of-the-art venues and facilities make the Emirates a desired place for hosting all types of cricket."

Usmani said that Emirates Cricket Board have also offered their venues to the England and Wales Cricket Board to complete the English season in the UAE.

He said that,"We have come forward and offered our venues to both England and India. We have also hosted matches involving England team on multiple occasions previously. If our offer is taken up by either of the Boards, then we will be pleased to facilitate hosting of their matches."

Previously, Sri Lanka Cricket Board also has expressed interest to host the IPL if India decides to hold the tournament abroad.

A clearer picture about the IPL 2020 may emerge after ICC takes a decision on the fate of this year's T20 World Cup during its board meeting through video conference on June 10.

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