The President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Saurabh Ganguly, visited the Sharjah Stadium, one of the three venues to host the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year. He reviewed the preparations and praised the renovated stadium.
The IPL 2020, shifted out of India to the UAE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be played in three cities — Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
According to the press release issued on Monday, Ganguly said that the young players are excited to play in the cricket ground where great players like Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar created history.
Recently a massive renovation work has been completed at the Sharjah Stadium, including setting up of new canopies, an upgraded royal suite, commentary box and VIP Hospitality boxes in total compliance with COVID-related protocols.
Ganguly was accompanied by IPL chairman Brijesh Patel, former IPL chief Rajiv Shukla and IPL COO Hemang Amin.
BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal, BCCI Joint Secretary Jayesh George and Mubashir Usmani, GM of Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) were also present along with the General Manager of Emirates Cricket Board.
Sharjah has to host 12 matches in the upcoming season of IPL.