Hope Exhibition Games in UAE Leads to Women's IPL Soon: Shantha Rangaswamy

Ross Houston
August 4, 2020

It will be staged alongside the men's competition, which is bound for the United Arab Emirates and kicks off on September 19, with the final scheduled for either November 8 or 10. Franchisees have been told to prepare for the visa process.

In the wake of the government's supposed movement against Chinese entities in the aftermath of the last month's standoff in the Galwan Valley, the BCCI had announced it will review IPL's sponsorship deals.

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Chinese cellphone makers will continue as title sponsors of the IPL, Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter.

During the playoff week of the 53-day tournament, the IPL governing council decided on Sunday, the Women's T20 Challenge will take place in UAE featuring four matches among three teams.

India's apex trader body - Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) - has opposed the decision taken by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to retain Chinese firm Vivo as title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Moved out of India due to the rising COVID-19 case count in the country, the IPL 2020 will allow unlimited COVID-19 replacements considering the delicate health safety situation across the globe. It is expected that the squad strength in terms of playing members will be 24 for the eight franchises. "It is being finalised and will be shared with the franchises soon", said the GC member, on condition of anonymity.

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The IPL was previously held outside of India in 2009, when it was played in South Africa, and 2014 in the UAE because it clashed with national elections.

"Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is still being prepared, but there would be any number of COVID replacements this year".

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