Emirates Cricket Board is interested to host the 2020 season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) with crowds in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Emirates Cricket Board is in talks with the UAE government to let crowds in the stadium.
Speaking to the Ahmedabad Mirror, a senior official at Emirates Cricket Board said, “We’re quite open to having the crowds for the games. That would be fair too, given that there are a lot of Indians and cricket fans in the UAE.”
Though on July 27, Emirate Cricket Board has received the ‘Letter of Intent’ from BCCI to host the IPL 2020 in UAE, Emirate Cricket Board is waiting for Indian government approval before moving forward.
“We will work things out with our government but before that the BCCI will have to have the approval of the Government of India. Once that is done, we will start working towards the league. We will make a grand spectacle of the IPL,” he added.
The decision from the Indian government is expected in this week, most likely if so it may be announced during the IPL Governing Council meeting on August 2. Schedule and SOPs are also expected to be discussed in the IPL Governing Council meeting.