Attracting some of world cricket's top stars with bumper salaries, the pioneering Indian Premier League attracts hundreds of millions of viewers and spawning copycat events worldwide.
The 2020 Indian Premier League is being played in a bio-secure bubble in the UAE, which the BCCI says will make it harder for illegal gambling rings to approach players.
The world's richest Twenty20 league was originally scheduled to be played in India from March 29 but was shifted to UAE following Covid-19 pandemic.
Indian Premier League chairman Brijesh Patel said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India was seeking government permission to finally stage the event after multiple hold-ups because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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