Emirates Cricket Board Receives “Letter Of Intent” From BCCI To Host IPL


The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday mentioned it had acquired an official “Letter of Intent” from the Board of Management of Cricket in India (BCCI) to host the 2020 version of the Indian Premier League within the UAE. The ECB mentioned in its launch that it’s ready for the Indian authorities to provide a closing affirmation. “We’ve acquired the (official) letter and now wait on the choice from the Indian Authorities which can ink the ultimate deal,” ECB Secretary Basic Mubashshir Usmani was quoted as saying within the ECB assertion.

Usmani mentioned that each cricket Boards have totally mobilised and initiated discussions with the related authorities, together with their respective inner working-committees, in preparation of internet hosting the match, which is about to start on September 19 in line with the newly proposed schedule.

“There are numerous components which affect the operations and logistics of internet hosting what’s the world’s most enjoyable, fashionable and profitable match,” mentioned Usmani.

“This can be a huge motion of individuals and tools and we now want to usher in the specialists to debate all points of UAE internet hosting the IPL,” he added.

“This contains the Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah Sports activities Councils, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah Tourism Our bodies and the respective Authorities entities – such because the Police Forces and the UAE Ministry of Well being and Prevention, all who’ve had sturdy, confirmed expertise in such actions and we are going to work collectively to establish the most effective practices to assist and ship on a profitable version,” Usmani mentioned.

The UAE had partially hosted the 2014 version of the IPL as properly, because of the Basic Elections in India.

That have places UAE in a great place to host the cash-rich league this 12 months, Usmani mentioned.

“We’ve a sound, strong understanding of what’s required, and to whom we have to seek the advice of and interact with from this early stage by to shut of the match,” he mentioned.

The IPL was initially scheduled to start out on March 29, however was postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.


With the 2020 T20 World Cup additionally postponed because of the pandemic, the BCCI finalised a schedule for the IPL within the September-November window.

“The Governing Council will meet shortly however we now have finalised the schedule. It should run from September 19 to November 8. We count on the federal government approval to come back by. It’s a full 51-day IPL,” the match’s chairman Brijesh Patel mentioned on Friday.

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