Finally the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) has officially communicated with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) on Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) in UAE. IPL Governing Council Chairman Brijesh Patel has confirmed that BCCI has sent acceptance letter to ECB on their proposal to host IPL 2020 in UAE.
Patel, confirmed to Khaleej Times on Sunday that the Indian cricket board had sent the acceptance letter to Emirates Cricket Board.
The ECB had sent the proposal to the BCCI in April. And now finally after endless speculations, Patel, confirmed on Sunday that the BCCI had accepted the proposal to host the IPL in the UAE.
“Yes, we have sent the acceptance letter to the Emirates Cricket Board and both the boards will be working together from now on to stage the tournament,” the dashing former Indian batsman told Khaleej Times on Sunday.
IPL 2020 : All teams will hold their respective pre-tournament training camps in UAE.
Patel also confirmed that the eight IPL franchises – Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab and the Royal Challengers Bangalore – will hold their respective pre-tournament training camps in the UAE.
“The teams need at least three to four weeks to prepare for the tournament,” said Patel before adding that the training camps will be held in the UAE in a ‘bio-secure’ environment.