Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that the receiving of the official ‘Letter of Intent’ from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
Yesterday IPL Governing Council chairman, Brijesh Patel had confirmed that the BCCI has sent the acceptance letter to the Emirates Cricket Board’s offer to host the IPL 2020 in UAE.
Informing about the letter Emirates Cricket Board General Secretary, Mubashshir Usmani, “We have received the (official) letter and now wait on the decision from the Indian Government which will ink the final deal.”
With this Emirates Cricket Board will be moving forward to talk to all the stakeholders involved in hosting the tournament in UAE.
“This is a massive movement of people and equipment and we now need to bring in the experts to discuss all aspects of UAE hosting the IPL. This includes the Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah Sports Councils, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah Tourism Bodies and the respective Government entities – such as the Police Forces and the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, all who have had strong, proven experience in such activities and we will work together to ascertain the best practices to support and deliver on a successful edition,” he added.
Emirates Cricket Board will also prepare the practice facilities at all the stadiums.
“UAE boasts some of the best practice facilities and stadia in the world across three-Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah) which we are confident will be more than adequate to support the 8-team tournament,” he said.
BCCI has zeroed September 19 to November 8 as the window for the IPL 2020 in UAE.