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IPL 2021: Crowds could return for UAE leg

The 2021 Indian Premier League is all set to be restarted in the United Arab Emirates from next month. Meanwhile, the Emirates Cricket Board is mulling the return of the crowd to the venues.

IPL 2021: Crowds could return for UAE leg-ayh
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Dubai - United Arab Emirates, First Published Aug 17, 2021, 1:59 PM IST
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The Indian Premier League 2021 resumes in the United Arab Emirates in just a month. As a result, the preparations for the same are underway in full swing, with franchises already travelling to the gulf to get everything arranged.

Meanwhile, the Emirates Cricket Board is planning to have crowds at the venues for the tournament. Speaking to Gulf News, Mubashir Usmani (ECB General Secretary) said it is in discussions with the UAE government and the Board of Control for Cricket in India to earn approval. Also, ECB would address the issue to the International Cricket Council.

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As per Usmani, the ECB would also closely work with the authorities to get support and work on the protocols to be followed. Thereafter, it would discuss the same with the BCCI and the ICC.

As of now, reports suggest that the UAE government has allowed 60% of fans to be allowed at sporting venues. However, the BCCI officials are yet to comment on the same.

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