The BCCI has obtained the central authorities’s formal approval to conduct this 12 months’s Indian Premier League within the UAE, IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel revealed on Monday.

The IPL will likely be held within the UAE from September 19 to November 10 in three cities — Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The federal government had final week given an “in precept” go-ahead to the BCCI to shift the marquee match to the UAE on account of rising instances of COVID-19 within the nation.

“Sure, we’ve obtained all of the written approvals,” stated Patel.

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When an Indian sports activities physique shifts a home match overseas, it requires clearance from House, Exterior and sports activities ministries respectively. “As soon as we had the verbal okay from the federal government, we had intimated the Emirates Cricket Board. Now we’ve the papers additionally, so franchises could be intimated that all the things is so as,” stated a veteran BCCI official on situation of anonymity.

Most franchises will likely be flying out after August 20 following two obligatory RT-PCR (COVID-19 checks) carried out inside 24 hours of departure.

Sportstar has learnt that Chennai Tremendous Kings is predicted to collect on the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium and have a five-day session for its Indian gamers from August 15-20 earlier than flying out. The TNCA has been attempting to get permission to start out cricketing actions at Chepauk for some time and it’s now understood the requisite permission from the Better Chennai Company has been secured and a proper letter is predicted any time quickly.

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