The IPL management told the media that “the matches will be held in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi with a limited number of seats available, subject to COVID-19 protocols and UAE government regulations,” according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM).
In the history of the IPL, this will be the third time that their matches will be played in the Emirates instead of India. The UAE is considered a safe place due to the country’s management of the epidemiological situation.
The league, whose brand value is estimated at $6.8 billion, has millions of fans in India, the subcontinent and the Gulf. It will conclude its 14th season in Dubai on October 15, according to the schedule set by the organizers.