Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah has described the IPL’s shift to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a boon for India. He has linked the IPL’s change of venue to an English phrase ‘Blessing in Disguise’, which means ‘goodness hidden in evil’. Shah, in a letter to the state cricket associations via mail on Tuesday, said, “We later understood that this is the good hidden in the evil for us, because the T20 World Cup is to be held in the UAE immediately after the IPL and in such a situation, the IPL.” There can be no better preparation than a level tournament.
Playing IPL in UAE will serve as ideal preparation for India ahead of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. It is noteworthy that the IPL is ending on October 15, after which the T20 World Cup will start two days later. The first T20 World Cup was to be played in India itself, but due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, it was shifted out. Although this T20 World Cup is being hosted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Let us tell you that this time a total of 16 teams are participating in this mega event.
In a mail, the BCCI Secretary, while inviting the President and Secretary of the State Cricket Units for the IPL playoffs and final, said that he is confident that the second phase of IPL will provide ideal preparation before the World Cup and prepare the Indian team in a better way. Will do Shah also highlighted the efforts that were made to host the IPL in India and how it all went awry when the tournament was hit by Corona.