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IPL gets in principle permission from Indian govt to hold its 13th edition in UAE


New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) has acquired the Indian authorities’s in-principle permission to conduct its 13th edition in the UAE, the Board of Control for Cricket in India sources confirmed on Friday.

However, the official doc is but to be acquired by the board. The BCCI is hoping of receiving the ultimate approval in the approaching days.

“We have got the government’s approval to conduct IPL (Indian Premier League) in UAE but the official paper is yet to come. We are hoping to receive the permission in next few days,” BCCI sources instructed ANI.

When requested concerning the additional plan of action the sources mentioned “We are discussing each and everything regularly and also in touch with franchises if they have any issues.”

The 2020 edition of the IPL is scheduled to be performed from September 19 – November 10 in the UAE. The resolution concerning the event was made after the IPL’s Governing Council (GC) assembly on Sunday.

The 13th edition of the T20 event will likely be staged at three venues (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah) in the UAE.

“Taking note of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in India, the IPL GC decided to stage the tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the matches will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi subject to necessary clearances from the Government of India,” BCCI had mentioned in a launch.

Moreover, each the afternoon and night matches will likely be performed half-an-hour sooner than normal.

“IPL 2020 will be played from September 19 and the final will be played on November 10, 2020. The 53-day tournament will witness 10-afternoon matches starting at 15:30 IST while the evening matches will start at 19:30 IST,” the discharge had acknowledged. (ANI)


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