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IPL to be staged in UAE after BCCI gets government clearance

IPL to be staged in UAE after BCCI gets government clearance

10/8/2020 5:46:00 PM

IPL to be staged in UAE after BCCI gets government clearance

This year's India n Premier League ( IPL ) will take place between Sept. 19 and Nov. 10 in the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) after the India n cricket ...

SportThis year's Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place between Sept. 19 and Nov. 10 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the Indian cricket board (BCCI) received government clearance, the Twenty20 league's chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during a governing council meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai April 26, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta/File Photo10 Aug 2020 10:21PM

Share this contentBookmarkREUTERS: This year's Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place between Sept. 19 and Nov. 10 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the Indian cricket board (BCCI) received government clearance, the Twenty20 league's chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed on Monday. headtopics.com

The league was originally scheduled to begin in late March but had to be put off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the BCCI staring at a potential US$534 million (408 million pounds) loss in revenue.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut Patel confirmed to Reuters via a text message that the T20 league had now received formal approval from the Indian government to proceed.

It is not the first time that the popular competition will be held outside India, with the 2009 edition taking place in South Africa as it coincided with India's elections.The UAE hosted the early matches of the tournament five years later for the same reason.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge) Read more: CNA »

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