IPL 2019 likely to be played in Dubai
The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season came to end recently. It was another successful edition of the tournament. In fact, it is the best season of the tournament so far. The 2018 edition of IPL lived up to the expectations of all fans.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the biggest festival for cricket fans during summer in India. But, the next edition of Indian Premier League tournament will be shifted out of the country due to the clash of dates of tournament with the General Elections in India.
According to the sources, the IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said that if the dates clash with the elections, then the tournament will not get security.
“If it clashes with those dates (of the elections) then we will not get security. Then for that period we will have to move it out overseas,” IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said.
If in case the tournament will have to be shifted outside of the country, Dubai likely to host the cash-rich T20 league in 2019. It will not be the first time, if the tournament will have to be played outside India.
In 2009, the full IPL season was held in South Africa due the elections in India. The first half of the 2014 IPL season was played in UAE.