Dubai, September 19
The BCCI and Emirates Cricket Board on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding and internet hosting settlement to spice up cricketing ties between the 2 international locations, which might make the UAE a second choice for India’s house sequence if the surge in COVID-19 instances continues.
“I together with Vice Chairman of Emirates Cricket Board, Khalid Al Zarooni signed an MoU & Hosting settlement between @BCCI and @EmiratesCricket to spice up the cricketing ties between our international locations,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah wrote on his twitter deal with.
Shah was joined by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and treasurer Arun Dhumal.
While there was no official affirmation, the settlement might imply that the IPL 2021, which is meant to be held in subsequent six months, may very well be once more hosted within the UAE if the scenario would not enhance in India.
“There are two main occasions. England house sequence for which having it in India remains to be the primary choice.
“However, if the COVID caseload during January remains same, I guess it’s only fair that BCCI keeps an option ‘B’ ready which could be UAE. Also the next big issue is IPL 2021 which starts late March, early April,” a senior BCCI supply informed PTI on situation of anonymity.
Moved out of India as a consequence of a surge in COVID-19 instances, the 13th version of the IPL might be held within the three venues of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah within the UAE.
Starting Saturday with a conflict between defending champions Mumbai Indians and runners-up Chennai Super Kings, the IPL will conclude on November 10.
Dubai will play host to 24 video games, 20 matches might be hosted by Abu Dhabi whereas Sharjah will maintain 12 video games.
The dates and venues for the playoff levels might be launched later. PTI