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'Famous Sharjah Stadium All Set To Host IPL 2020,' Declares BCCI President Sourav Ganguly In Viral Post

The historic Sharjah Cricket Stadium had recently undergone a major refurbishment. It will host IPL matches in 2020

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'Famous Sharjah Stadium All Set To Host IPL 2020,' Declares BCCI President Sourav Ganguly In Viral Post
Sourav Ganguly with local representatives at Sharjah Cricket Stadium
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'Famous Sharjah Stadium All Set To Host IPL 2020,' Declares BCCI President Sourav Ganguly In Viral Post
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2020-09-15T18:50:08+05:30

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has paid a visit to the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, one of the three venues for this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), and lauded the ground for its new look and feel. (More Cricket News)

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.

 
 
 
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Famous Sharjah stadium all set to host IPL 2020

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According to a media release issued on Monday, Ganguly also said that young players are eagerly looking forward to playing in this hallowed cricket ground where greats like Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar wrote history.

The Sharjah stadium had recently undergone a major refurbishment, 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 on the tour on Sunday by IPL chairman Brijesh Patel, former IPL chief Rajeev Shukla, and IPL COO Hemang Amin.

Other officials who were present, included BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal, BCCI joint secretary Jayesh George and Mubashir Usmani, GM of Emirates Cricket Board (ECB).

Sharjah is set to host 12 IPL games.


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