IPL 2020 has a place and date!
The wait may finally be over for all cricket lovers.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). IPL 2020 was scheduled to take place between March 29 and May 17 but the BCCI had to suspend the league indefinitely in the light of the coronavirus pandemic.
And if reports are to be believed, the T20 Cricket World Cup is going to be cancelled. Although the International Cricket Council (ICC) has not made a formal announcement, many media outlets have let the cat out of the bag.
UAE has hosted the IPL before. In 2014, a portion of the IPL was held in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi because some 20 matches of the initial phase was clashing with the general elections.
Given Coronavirus protocols, matches in the UAE will be held in front of empty stadiums.
Stadiums in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi are not far from each other and there is enough infrastructure available to accommodate players.