UAE keeping itself ready in case IPL comes calling

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As speculations are going on, that the currently suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) could be held in UAE due to increasing cases of Coronavirus in India, Salman Hanif, Head of Dubai Sports City has said that they are keeping the faculty ready for any occurrence.

“The stadium has nine wickets on the top in case a large number of matches have to be accommodated within a smaller time-frame. We will not be scheduling any matches there to keep the wickets fresh,” said Hanif speaking to Gulf news.

The total cases of COVID-19 in UAE are more than 50,000 now. However, India has crossed 10 lakh cases including over 25,000 deaths.

Sourav Ganguly, president of BCCI repeated many times that the occasion should take place this year only, even if it has to be taken abroad. Due to the national lockdown, all the players were at their homes since March but now some of them have started their training in nets.

“The practice facilities are never going to be a problem as we have hosted multi-team events before. In the ICC complex alone, there are 38 wickets – spread over the two Oval grounds, the simulated turf wickets as well as the state-of-the-art indoor facilities in case they want to beat the heat,” Hanif said.