The Covid-19 pandemic has put the entire economy of the world on a downward swing and the worst affected industry has been the sporting and event industry. This is because these events require large crowds to gather in a single place and that is quite the opposite of social distancing.
This has led to the indefinite postponement of the IPL 2020 and the BCCI stands to lose a huge amount of money should the event not take place. With the curve ceasing to flatten in India, it looks highly unlikely that the tournament can be played in the country.
There is however a precedence of a whole season being played in South Africa in 2009 and part of the tournament being held in the UAE in 2014. Earlier, the BCCI had unofficially turned down Sri Lanka’s request of hosting the event. Now Arun Dhumal, the BCCI treasurer has confirmed that even UAE has offered to host the cash rich league. BCCI however, has remained tight-lipped in it’s response.