The United Arab Emirates Cricket Board on Monday confirmed it has acquired a letter of intent from the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) relating to internet hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 match within the West Asian nation later this 12 months.

“We’ve got acquired the (official) letter and now wait on the choice from the Indian authorities which can ink the ultimate deal,” Mubashshir Usmani, the Emirates Cricket Board’s secretary normal, stated in a press release.

The Indian central authorities is but to present its approval to the internet hosting of IPL 2020, which was initially scheduled to start on March 29 however was postponed due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak and the following lockdowns.

Usmani stated the cricket boards of the 2 international locations have begun discussions with the related authorities, together with their respective inner working committees, in preparation for the match, which is scheduled to start on September 19 in a protected, protected setting.

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Usmani earlier informed Sportstar that the Emirates Cricket Board will give the BCCI the entry essential to make sure IPL 2020 is run easily.

“There are numerous elements which affect the operations and logistics of internet hosting what’s the world’s most enjoyable, in style and profitable match,” Usmani had stated. “It is a huge motion of individuals and gear and we now want to usher in the specialists to debate all facets of the UAE internet hosting the IPL. This consists of the Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah sports activities councils; Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah tourism our bodies, and the respective authorities entities such because the police forces and the UAE ministry of well being and prevention, all of which have had robust, confirmed expertise in such actions, and we are going to work collectively to establish the very best practices to help and ship on a profitable version.”

Having hosted the 2014 version of the IPL, Usmani famous that the UAE is well-positioned to host the match this 12 months. “We’ve got a sound, stable understanding of what’s required, and to whom we have to seek the advice of and have interaction with from this early stage by way of to shut of the match.”

IPL prime officers and franchise house owners are anticipated to journey to the UAE within the subsequent few weeks for a reconnaissance of the venues – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

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