IPL 2020 will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed after the global governing council postponed the 2020 T20 World Cup to next year. IPL 2020 is likely to get underway in September and will run till November. It will be the second time in history that the lucrative tournament will be held at the gulf.
However, the IPL 2020 will be different as the cricket board will have to develop a bio-bubble environment to make sure the safety of the players is maintained. Former India fast bowler Ashish Nehra has also shown his concern about the lucrative tournament as he suggested that Jofra Archer-like protocol breach should not happen. Nehra also pointed out that it will be one hell of a job to arrange the tournament for the cricket board this year.
“We have seen one incident of Jofra Archer, so we are hoping that those kind of incidents doesn’t takes part because see their we are talking about bi-lateral series and you staying at the ground but in IPL that’s not the case, so the players should support BCCI to organise things better, it’s not going to be easy, it will be a hell of a job,” Ashish Nehra said on Star Sports.
Archer, who ran through the West Indies top order in the second innings at Southampton, was barred from playing the second Test for breaching the bio-security protocol.
A spokesperson from the English board said that Jofra Archer breached the code of conduct while travelling between the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford as he stopped on the way to his flat at Brighton.
The Barbadian, however, issued an apology after his move but that did not stop him from drawing flak from the cricket board. He was also cleared to play for the final Test against the West Indies with a fine imposed on him.