BCCI President Sourav Ganguly visits Sharjah to monitor the preparations ahead of the IPL.
Landing in the Gulf last week, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President, Sourav Ganguly underwent a six-day mandatory quarantine as per the regulations. On Monday, the former visited the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, one of the three venues to thirteen IPL editions. The visit was also accompanied by IPL chairman Brijesh Patel, former IPL chief Rajeev Shukla, and IPL COO Hemang Amin. Besides BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal, BCCI joint secretary Jayesh George and Mubashir Usmani, GM of Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) also accompanied the president.
With the first match scheduled on September 22 between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the venue will host 12 matches in this IPL season. Sourav Ganguly visited the stadium to take a review of the preparations going on.
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Ganguly lauded the ground for its new look and feel, which has recently undergone a major refurbishment, including setting up new canopies, an upgraded royal suite, commentary box, and VIP Hospitality boxes, following the Covid-related protocols.
Ganguly took to his Instagram handle, where he shared the pics of his visit and captioned the post as: "Famous Sharjah stadium all set to host IPL 2020."
The official Twitter handle of Sharjah Cricket Stadium also shared stills of Ganguly's visit.
Warm Welcome to the Home of Cricket in UAE Sourav Ganguly, BCCI President. IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel, Ex IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla hosted by Waleed Bukhatir, Vice Chairman of Sharjah Cricket Stadium and Khalaf Bukhatir, MD of Bukhatir Group and CEO of Sharjah Cricket Stadium. pic.twitter.com/xV3y6kG3ji— Sharjah Cricket Stadium (@sharjahstadium) September 14, 2020
IPL 2020, which is to commence from September 19, is the third edition to be hosted outside the country. Because of the pandemic, the IPL is being hosted in UAE, with Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah as the main venues.
Last Updated 15, Sep 2020, 2:43 PM