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IPL receives ‘in principle’ permission from Indian government to hold 13th edition in UAE

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has received in-principle permission from the Indian government to conduct its 13th edition in the UAE, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sources confirmed on Friday.

However, the official document is yet to be received by the board. The BCCI is hoping of receiving the final approval in the coming days.

“We have got the government’s approval to conduct IPL in UAE but the official paper is yet to come. We are hoping to receive the permission in the next few days,” BCCI sources told ANI.

When asked about the further course of action the sources said, “We are discussing each and everything regularly and also in touch with franchises if they have any issues.

“The 2020 edition of the IPL is scheduled to be played from September 19 – November 10 in the UAE. The decision regarding the tournament was made after the IPL’s Governing Council (GC) meeting on Sunday.

The 13th edition of the T20 tournament will be staged at three venues (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah) in the UAE.

“Taking note of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in India, the IPL GC decided to stage the tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the matches will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi subject to necessary clearances from the Government of India,” BCCI had said in a release.