New Delhi. Emirates Cricket Board secretary Mubashshir Usmani said on Friday that if the government approves, they would like to fill the stadiums with an audience of 30 to 50 per cent in the Indian Premier League to be held in the United Arab Emirates. Announcing the dates of the Indian Premier League (IPL), its chairman Brajesh Patel had said that the decision to allow spectators to take the field during the T20 tournament to be held from September 19 to November 8 by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government Will be taken Despite announcing the dates, the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) is also awaiting the approval of the Indian government for the IPL in the UAE. Ummani said on the phone, "Once we get confirmation from the BCCI (about the approval of the Government of India), we will go to our government with the complete proposal and standard operating procedure (SOP) which will be prepared by us and the BCCI." "We definitely would like our people to experience this prestigious tournament but it will be entirely the decision of the government," he said.
In most tournaments here, the number of spectators varies from 30 to 50 percent, we are expecting this number. "We are expecting our government's approval on this," Usmani said. "There are more than 6000 active cases of Kovid-19 in the UAE and the situation is almost controlled on the epidemic there." However the 2020 Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament to be held in November has been canceled for the first time since 1970 due to the threat of corona virus. He said about the concerns about IPL security, "the UAE government has been very effective in reducing the number of infected." We are leading a normal life by following certain rules and protocols. "Usmani said," and there is still some time in the IPL, we will definitely be in a better position than this. The IPL Governing Council will meet on Sunday to decide on logistics and SOP.