IPL 2020 likely to host overseas - UAE & Sri Lanka are front-runners

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ICC T20 World Cup’s postponement expected on Friday when ICC officials meet.

The tournament might be rescheduled in Australia in 2022.

This will open up a window for the BCCI to host the IPL 2020 this year.


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New Zealand Cricket board has offered the BCCI to host IPL 2020 as the island nation was successful with the way it contained COVID-19. Thinking of other hosts like UAE and Sri Lanka, New Zealand is a better option.


“Staging the event in India has to be the first choice but in case it is not safe to have it, then we will look at the overseas options. After UAE and Sri Lanka, New Zealand has also offered to host the IPL,” a senior BCCI official


UAE emerges as the front-runner for hosting the 2020 IPL.

The BCCI in its Apex Council meeting has zeroed down to UAE to host a curtailed IPL 13 between September and early November if the T20 World Cup 2020 is postponed.

The BCCI is now targeting a shortened window of 5 to 6 weeks for IPL 2020.

Ahmedabad is expected to be the frontrunner for hosting the training camp if the BCCI conducts a training camp for the players.

Why the UAE?

Apart from the reduced quarantine period, the BCCI also believes that the UAE, being a travel hub, is well connected. Medical facilities and previous experience of hosting the IPL may work in the UAE’s favor.


New Zealand would be a better choice for me. Half a dozen international quality stadiums. First world health and sports facilities.

More, I would prefer genuine New Zealanders making a buck or two from IPL rather than Arabs.


The 13th edition of IPL is all set to move to UAE. As the BCCI’S Apex council met yesterday, it has been agreed that UAE is the safest destination for the IPL 2020. For the official announcement, BCCI is now just waiting for two things to fall in place.

Condition 1 – ICC announces the postponement of the T20 World Cup

Condition 2 – Indian Government permissions to take IPL 2020 out of India.

The schedule and format of the IPL 2020 will be finalized once both these conditions are met.

The ICC Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday and they can make an announcement about the T20 World Cup on the same day.

Domestic Cricket

During the meeting, the board informed it’s Apex Council that no domestic cricket would be held until December.

Be it the Ranji Trophy or any other age group event – nothing will resume before the end of this year.

Tournaments like Duleep Trophy, Deodhar Trophy and Challengers series will be scrapped and age-group tournaments too will take a major hit this season.


As many of the sports tournaments are getting resumed, IPL is most loved tournament and it comes as a festival for Indian cricket fans ,If IPL start here in India or in UAE it will be great to watch as UAE has earlier hosted the tournament twice on previous occasions. But its unlikely that matches will be played on empty stadiums it will be sad that fans cannot watch the matches on stadium.


Now that ICC said that it has postponed this year T20 World Cup, IPL chairman Brijesh Patel has confirmed that IPL 2020 set to be played in UAE.The board has written to the government seeking permission to host the tournament in UAE.


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MS Dhoni is set make his comeback. Can’t wait for the master to be on the pitch where he belongs :star_struck:


Can’t wait for September!


Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium Set to Host Indian Players’ Bio-Secure Training Camp

The Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad, the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity of 1.10 lakh, is likely to host Indian cricketers in a camp ahead of the IPL 2020.

26 players and 18 support staff members will train in the stadium in a bio-secure environment.

MS Dhoni is not expected to be part of the training camp.

What I am confused is whether this training is for IPL 2020 or Team India tour of Australia in Dec-Jan 2021? :thinking:


UAE has confirmed that they have received the official ‘Letter of Intent’ from BCCI to host IPL 2020. While the Emirates Cricket Board is still waiting for a notice from the BCCI that the Indian govt. has approved to move the IPL from India to the UAE.


IPL 2020: Participation of South African cricketers in doubt. SA players may miss out on the IPL riches while RCB and CSK could be hurt the most.**

Even though Cricket South Africa recently announced handing out NOC’s to their players, cricketers from SA are likely to miss out on IPL 2020 action. South Africa is currently under strict lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic with no international travel allowed by their government. If the ongoing travel restrictions continue to remain in effect till November, as many as 10 South African cricketers will lose out on a collective sum of ₹34.6 crore (US$4.6 million) from their IPL 2020 salaries.

Both CSK and RCB have three Proteas cricketers each in their IPL 2020 line-ups. During the IPL 2020 trading and transfer window, CSK retained their veteran campaigners Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir and Lungi Ngidi while RCB retained their charismatic batsman AB de Villiers. Additionally, RCB also acquired paceman Dale Steyn and all-rounder Chris Morris at the auctions.


Apart from CSK and RCB, other IPL franchises with South African presence in their line-ups are Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians.

IPL 2020 salaries for South African cricketers

AB de Villiers (RCB) – Rs.11 crore (US$1.5 million)

Dale Steyn (RCB) – Rs.2 crore (US$267,250)

Chris Morris (RCB) – Rs.10 crore (US$1.3 million)

Faf du Plessis (CSK) – Rs.1.6 crore (US$213,853)

Imran Tahir (CSK) – Rs.1 crore (US$133,658)

Lungi Ngidi (CSK) – Rs.50 lakh (US$66,829)

Quinton de Kock (Mumbai Indians) – Rs.2.8 crore (US$374,123)

David Miller (Rajasthan Royals) – Rs.75 lakh (US$100,247)

Hardus Viljoen (Kings XI Punjab) – Rs.75 lakh (US$100,247)

Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals) – Rs.4.2 crore (US$561,185)

Several South African players like Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Rilee Rossouw, Anrich Nortje and Colin Ingram, who are lined-up for the much-awaited Caribbean Premier League 2020 on Aug 18th (CPL 2020), are already barred from reaching the Caribbean as of now. If the trend continues, IPL franchises will find it difficult to get their replacements in time because of a similar situation in other countries as well.


The Indian Premier League Governing Council finalized that the tournament will start from September 19 and the final will be played on November 10. A total of 10 double-headers would be there in the 53-day tournament and at least till the midway point of the tournament, crowds will not be allowed. The matches will be played across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.


BCCI president Sourav Ganguly : Women’s IPL is “very much on”!

Women’s Indian Premier League was approved by Governing Council on Sunday.

“Women’s IPL will definitely happen and women’s cricket is as much a priority for the BCCI. We will add a team and make it with 4 teams," Ganguly .

4 teams will play a total of 7 matches.

"It will be played between 1-10 November. The idea is to have a full fledged tournament down the line once things improve. We will also do a camp for the women players and ensure they are properly prepared for the tournament,” Ganguly confirmed.


The Indian government has given permission to BCCI to host IPL 2020 in UAE ,it was confirmed by IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel.