The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has received approval from the Indian government to host the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), IPL governing council chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed.
The 2020 edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) could be held entirety in the UAE if all things fall into place. According to ESPNcricinfo, the BCCI is looking at a September 26 to November 7 window. However, things are likely to be finalised after the ICC takes a decision on the postponement of the 2020 T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15.
Having defeated Sri Lanka on Tuesday to claim their third victory in a row, India will go into their final league match against UAE in most relaxed mode. The win against Sri Lanka by five wickets ensured them a place in the final.
Having been beaten by India in yet another multi-team tournament, Pakistan will be keen to get on the points table, in the match against UAE on Monday, at Mirpur. While Pakistan’s batting and running between the wickets was disastrous in the match against the Indians, they fought back well with the ball, Mohammad Amir in particular, coming up with a spectacular bowling effort to keep India on the edge early on
For the second time in two days, UAE's bowlers put up a disciplined effort to restrict the opponents, bowling first, but for the second time in as many days, their batsmen came unstuck chasing what have been rather simple targets.