After the CoViD-19 outbreak delayed the start of home season in India, there have been several calls from former players and cricketer to start this year’s domestic season with IPL 2020. The lucrative tournament, which was scheduled to get rolling from 29 March, was delayed indefinitely in the wake of corona virus.
Now BCCI is trying hard to conduct IPL this year. So according to reports, IPL 2020 may take place in UAE from September 26 to November 6.
Chartered planes for players: IPL franchises
Now all the IPL franchises are working hard to organise the Indian Premier League and they are looking for chartered planes to carry players to the UAE for players safety.
“I think most teams, if not all, are already looking at hiring chartered planes. You never know if we will have regular flights operating by the end of August and most teams would wish to be in the UAE by the last week of August or at max the first week of September,” an IPL franchise official was quoted as saying in Times Now.
“So, in such a scenario, the best way is to hire chartered planes as we will all have around 35-40 people flying to UAE. The number of members obviously increases a bit when you are headed outside and have restrictions in movement in times like these,” the official stated.
“We are looking at having the boys come together in India. Go through a period of spending time in a bio-secure environment and then get our tests done and head to UAE,” an official said. The BCCI is also waiting for the ICC to take a call on the 2020 T20 World Cup.