Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah is one of the three venues for the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) which is scheduled to take place from September 19 to November 10 in UAE.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium is ready to host the IPL for the second time, after hosting six matches in the IPL in 2014.
Waleed Bukhatir, the vice-chairman of the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, said, “Hosting one of the world-class sporting events like Indian Premier League (IPL) in our historic Sharjah Cricket Stadium is a great privilege for us and we cannot wait to be on board with the most exciting franchise teams in the world.”
“For Sharjah Cricket Stadium we have always been ready for such events as we have state-of-the-art facilities and we are all glad to welcome this exhilarating tournament to Sharjah,” Waleed Bukhatir said.
“As per the directives and guidance of the UAE government, the safety of the public should come first for any events. We will follow the protocols laid out by the Government and officials,” he said.
Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi are the other two venues for the IPL 2020. Dubai International Cricket Stadium is also ready to host IPL 2020, Salman Hanif, Head of Cricket & Events of Dubai Sports City (which includes Dubai International Stadium & the ICC Academy) has said earlier.