League chief Brijesh Patel said the Indian cricket board will seek government permission to stage this year’s Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates. Monday’s postponement of this year’s Twenty20 World Cup, which had been scheduled to take place in Australia from Oct 18, has presented the BCCI with a new opportunity to stage the IPL, even if it has to be in another country due to the COVID-19 crisis in India. Cricket boards in UAE and Sri Lanka have offered to host the league considering the situation in India where the number of coronavirus cases had surged to 1.16 million yesterday, including 28,084 deaths. The BCCI has been looking for a new window in which to stage the lucrative league, which was postponed days before it was to begin in late March, and avoid a potential 536 million dollar loss in revenue.
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