Indian government clears staging of IPL in UAE

2020-08-03 at 07:51

The Indian Premier League will be played in the United Arab Emirates from the 19th of September.

Tournament organisers have confirmed that the Indian government has granted approval to stage the 2020 IPL until the 10th of November.

The 53 matches, including the final on the 10th of November, will be played across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

There will also be a Women’s T20 Challenge, involving three teams, played during the IPL play-off week.

However, some top women’s players, including Australia wicket keeper Alyssa Healy, have criticised the timing of the women’s competition.

The dates clash with the scheduled Women’s Big Bash League, which starts in Australia on the 16th of October.

UAE has previously hosted IPL games in 2014 when roughly half the season was moved to the country due to the Indian elections.