The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has proposed the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) to take the hospitality of India’s cash-rich league known as the Indian Premier League (IPL).
BCCI has responded saying that they are not in the condition to say anything at least for right now. All the cricket leagues, series, tournaments, and tours have either been called off or postponed. Nobody ought to say when the scenarios will resume again. Similarly, BCCI, being unaware of the situation getting better cannot say a word or accept the proposal for hosting IPL at UAE.
Earlier, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) also revealed that they had sent a proposal to Indian Board in order to organize their T20 league at Island country amidst the Coronavirus outbreak but BCCI has denied saying that they have not received such a proposal yet.
Talks took place that the cricketing authorities are also looking for an international venue to organize the league, however, the league has got postponed amidst the lockdown in India till 3rd May until any further notice by the government.
Earlier, IPL was all set to be commenced by 29th March. The way Chinese virus spread across the globe, crossed the minds and locked the activities and the scenarios have not got better till yet.
UAE to host IPL 2020, BCCI not in a condition of saying anything for now
“The UAE has offered to host the IPL if we want them to. But right now when there is no international travel, there is no question of taking a call on that,” Arun Dhumal was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
“The health and security of players and all participants is our priority. At the moment, the entire world travel has come to a standstill, so there is nothing we can decide at this stage,” he added.