IPL 2020 to be held in Dubai, will Govt of India agree?
IPL 2020 to be held in Dubai. This has been confirmed by IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel. The dates are likely to be in September 2020 assuming the Government of India gives permission.
Government Permission for IPL 2020 in Dubai is not a Guarantee
With big political bigwigs in the IPL, GOI approval should not be an issue. However, the politics will be a determining factor and the GOI is likely to take a considered decision soon. The optics of a lockdown in India and matches abroad will not read well for GOI as far as the Bihar election is concerned. With cases reducing in some parts of the Country, IPL in India should not be completely ruled out. Himachal for example has just 560 active cases and a beautiful stadium.