Reason for conduct of IPL in UAE

Conduct of IPL in UAE

Posted October 07, 2020 in Cricket.

User Image
Priya
5 Followers
575 Views

IPL is the just like festive season for world as people wait for so long. Indian premier League is set to return to UAE for the second time after it hosted the first leg of 2014 edition due to the general elections being held in India that year. This time around it's the coronavirus pandemic that has brought IPL to UAE shores on Jul 23, 2020 .There is also been petition file by a Abhishekh lagu and advocate by profession for not holding tournament at UAE and conducting the tournament in India. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has received formal approval to stage the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), clearing the way for the marquee Twenty20 tournament to be held between September 19 and November 10 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Brijesh Patel, chairman of the IPL governing council, confirmed to sportsman that the BCCI has “received all the requisite government clearances.” The IPL governing council had been informed on August 2 that the government had verbally cleared the tournament being rescheduled overseas because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but formal clearance had been delayed due to inexplicable reasons. In addition to the ministry of sports and youth affairs, rescheduling the league overseas required clearance from the ministries of external affairs and home affairs. The Indian Premier League (IPL) begins in the UAE on Saturday.The biggest and richest cricket tournament outside the World Cups, it is usually held in India but has been taken outside because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official said that it was decided to take the IPL into another week and that will see the final being played on 10 November. The official also said that to ensure that there is enough spacing between games considering the strict protocol that will be in place, 10 double headers have been planned is important that, typically, very little other top-level cricket is scheduled at the same time. A cancellation, because of the pandemic or otherwise, would have led to losses of between US$500-530 million for the Indian cricket board (BCCI) - and that's just the value of the media rights for a year. The fact that the tournament is being held this year, though a few months off its original March-May window, is an encouraging sign in a challenging economic climate. Most of the players are from India but the overall mix of those involved is true global. It's roughly the geographical centre of the cricket world. Other countries represented this year are New Zealand, Australia, England, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Afghanistan and several Caribbean nations. And the Covid-19 infection rates are still very low and localised. The UAE is anyway a long-standing venue for cricket matches - it has been Pakistan's "home" venue since 2009 - and also hosted part of the 2014 edition of the IPL. If IPL is happening in a foreign country and in a country like UAE where the rules and punishment's are very strict, No one will dare to break the rules and laws (It's my opinion) and players will be moved under a closed environment.

 

Tags: Criconet,

Do not press Back or Refresh the page
Kindly wait while we process your request

Email     Phone     WhatsApp