Indian government gives green signal to IPL 2020
The UAE has been finalized in order to hosting the delayed 13th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). The Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) sent the acceptance letter to the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) after today’s meeting as the IPL Governing Council has received official clearance from the Indian government to host the IPL in the UAE.
The governing council set a 24-player limit for each squad, and approved the use of Covid-19 substitutes, during its meeting on Sunday. Before it, the IPL Governing Council Chairman Brijesh Patel on Sunday confirmed that the BCCI has sent an acceptance letter to ECB on their proposal to host IPL 2020.
‘‘We have sent the acceptance letter to the ECB while we are expecting the approval from the Indian government which is likely to come through by this week,’’ said Patel.
Patel announced that the 13th edition of the league will be played around the Sept.19 to Nov.8. Besides this , the governing body has sent all the communicates guidelines to the franchises.
“We have had a discussion and we are looking at the September 19 to November 8 window for this edition of the league. We have informed the franchise about the same,” he said.
There was a speculation about the discussion as the England and Australia players will be engaging in a series till Sept.15 in England. Therefore, it was obvious to miss the first few games of their respective franchises. But Patel said it shouldn’t be an issue and these things are set to be discussed in the Governing Council meeting that is to be held next week.