BCCI gets official government approval to host IPL 2020 in the UAE
Last updated on February 14th, 2023 at 01:15 pm
The IPL governing committee head Brijesh Patel affirmed that the Indian government has approved the BCCI’s request to hold the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
On Tuesday, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) stated the IPL will begin from September 19 to November 10 in the UAE.
Right now, however, the BCCI‘s main concern is to decide a replacement sponsor following the suspension of the IPL’s earlier contract with Vivo.
The Chinese cell phone company got the IPL title sponsorship for Rs 2,199 crore in a five-year contract in 2018. It has suspended its contract for the 2020 release with the Indian Board.
Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, cabinet member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and ECB Chairman stated that he feels extremely privileged to host IPL 2020 game in the UAE.” This is assuredly the most popular cricketing-event to be hosted by the UAE.
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The significance of being in a place to bring the IPL 2020 to the largest cricket-loving international community, the events has majorly impacted our everyday lives of people, he added.