IPL 2020: We have gotten govt approval for IPL in UAE, says League Chairman Brijesh Patel

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The BCCI has acquired the central govt’s formal approval to conduct this yr’s Indian Premier League within the UAE, IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel revealed on Monday. The IPL might be held within the UAE from September 19 to November 10 in three cities — Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The govt had last week given an “in principle” go-ahead to the BCCI to shift the marquee league to the UAE because of rising cases of Covid-19 within the nation.

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“Yes, we have received all the written approvals,” Patel informed PTI when requested whether or not the permission has are available writing from each the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). When an Indian sports activities body shifts a home event overseas, it requires clearance from Home, External and sports activities ministries respectively.

“Once we had the verbal okay from the government, we had intimated the Emirates Cricket Board. Now we have the papers also, so franchises can be intimated that everything is in order,” a veteran BCCI official informed PTI on circumstances of anonymity.

Most of the franchises might be flying out after August 20 after two necessary RT-PCR (COVID-19 checks) performed inside 24 hours from their departure base.

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The Chennai Super Kings players and workers, who’re leaving on August 22, may have a small camp on the Chepauk on the insistence of skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The BCCI can also be dealing with issues on the sponsorship entrance after calling off the title cope with Chinese cell phone firm Vivo for the present yr because of large public outrage over the Sino-India border stand-off.

It was a Rs 440 crore deal and as BCCI appears at potential sponsors, Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali has proven curiosity in changing into the brand new title sponsor.

[Attribution HT]

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