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The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in the UAE.

This has been confirmed on Tuesday by IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel.

A media report quoted Patel as saying that a formal announcement regarding the premier league would be made during the next meeting of the IPL Governing Council.

However, Patel did not confirm the dates for the tournament.

The IPL 2020 was postponed due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Patel said they have applied for the government’s permission.

“We will discuss the further course of action in IPL General Council,” a media report quoted Patel as saying.

It has been reported that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has earmarked a tentative window between September 26 and November 7 for the tournament.

Patel said the BCCI was waiting for the ICC to formally postpone the men’s T20 World Cup this year, which would free up a window for the tournament.

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah will be the three main venues, Patel said.

When asked about whether the tournament would be played behind closed doors due to the COVID19 pandemic, Patel said that “depends on the UAE government”.

Earlier in April, the BCCI postponed the IPL indefinitely due to the COVID19 pandemic.

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