The IPL will be next September - the news is old. But the latest news is that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has received approval from the Indian government to host the franchise tournament in the United Arab Emirates, not on Indian soil. This year's IPL will start on September 19 and end on November 10.
Indo-China diplomatic relations have been strained since the death of an Indian soldier in a clash with China on the Doklam border. As a result, there has been a call for a boycott of Chinese goods across India. BCCI has a big deal with IPL title sponsor, mobile phone maker Vivo. The Chinese company is also the title sponsor of this year's IPL.
Vivo has a five-year contract with the BCCI until 2022. After the Doklama incident, talks started on whether the agreement would be canceled. But for now, there is no chance of withdrawing from the contract, a BCCI official said, adding, "I hope all our patrons are with us."
Arun Dhumal further argued, "When we allow Chinese companies to sell their products in India, no matter how much money they take away from Indian consumers, they are giving BCCI a part of it as part of brand promotion and BCCI is paying 42 percent tax to the Indian government.". So it is in India's interest, not China's. '
IPL matches will be held at three venues in the United Arab Emirates. The eight-team match will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. This is the second time the IPL is being held in the UAE.
IPL matches will be at two times. The afternoon match will be held at 3:30 pm Indian time. The evening match is at 7:30.