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IPL 2020: BCCI, Emirates Cricket Board sign MoU to boost cricketing ties

KT Report/Dubai
Filed on September 19, 2020
Khalid Al Zarooni, Vice Chairman of Emirates Cricket Board and Jay Shah, BCCI Secretary, at the signing of the MoU and hosting agreement between BCCI and Emirates Cricket. - Twitter

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Treasurer Arun Dhumal were present on the occasion.

In a significant move towards strengthening cricketing ties between the UAE and India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board on Saturday signed a MoU and hosting agreement.

"I along with Vice Chairman of Emirates Cricket Board Khalid Al Zarooni signed an MoU & hosting agreement between BCCI and Emirates Cricket to boost the cricketing ties between our countries," BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said in a tweet.

Also present were BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Treasurer Arun Dhumal, IANS reported.

The UAE is hosting the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which begins on Saturday evening with a blockbuster clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

The tournament, slated to be held till November 10, will be played across three venues in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah behind closed doors due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

While Dubai will host 24 games, 20 matches will be played in Abu Dhabi and 12 in Sharjah during the league stage. The dates and venues for the playoffs are yet to be announced.


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