The buzz around the Indian Premier League 2020 is getting louder. According to a recent report, the 13th edition of the cash-rich league is all set to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A report in the Outlook stated that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking at the September-November window to schedule the IPL 2020 and the franchise owners have also given the board a thumbs up for hosting the league overseas.
However, an official announcement from the Indian cricket board is still awaited. The Outlook report also claimed that the T20 World Cup, which is also scheduled to take place at the same time in Australia, is going to be cancelled by the International Cricket Council soon. Although the ICC is yet to make a formal announcement on the subject, Cricket Australia’s chairman had said that hosting the T20 World Cup in Australia this year is unrealistic.
“While it hasn’t been formally called off this year, or postponed, trying to get 16 countries into Australia in the current world, where most countries are still going through COVID spiking, I think it’s unrealistic, or it’s going to be very, very difficult,” Earl Eddings said.