IPL 2024’s second half may be held in Dubai, according to BCCI officials investigating the possibility.

IPL 2024’s second half may be held in Dubai, according to BCCI officials investigating the possibility.

Since the Lok Sabha elections are slated for this year, the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 is expected to begin on March 22 and will be staged in two phases.

The defending champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will square off in the first leg at the Chepauk beginning on Friday. The BCCI has released half of the tournament’s schedule; the other days will be revealed following the announcement of polling dates by the Election Commission of India.

The Times of India reports that the IPL 2024 second phase may be moved to the United Arab Emirates, like it was in 2014. According to the source, a few BCCI representatives are in the United Arab Emirates to “investigate the possibility” of holding the tournament’s second half in Dubai.

“The Election Commission of India will announce the election schedule on Saturday at 3 pm. After that, the BCCI will decide whether IPL matches should be moved to Dubai. Currently, a few top BCCI officials are in Dubai to explore the possibility of organizing the second half of the IPL in Dubai,” the report quoted the sources as saying.

Due to the Covid epidemic, the IPL was last staged in the United Arab Emirates in 2020 and 2021. The games were played in three locations: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.

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Additionally, a few IPL franchises have reportedly obtained their players’ passports in case the league’s second stage is moved outside of India owing to general elections. Nonetheless, BCCI sources insist that the league will only be held in India.

According to a few sources, the franchises have also reportedly gathered the passports in case there are last-minute adjustments to minimize any validity concerns.

Before the game began, there was talk that the 2024 Indian Premier League would be relocated outside of India due to the general elections, as they have in the past. The BCCI did, however, go on to provide the schedule for the 2024 IPL’s first leg.

 

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