BCCI Keeps IPL in India, Emphasizes Women’s Cricket Growth

BCCI denies IPL move to UAE, vows to keep the tournament in India; emphasizes the importance of franchise leagues in women's cricket growth, reworking schedule to avoid Lok Sabha clashes.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has put an end to the speculation surrounding the Indian Premier League (IPL) being shifted to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There were reports in the media suggesting that some IPL matches might be moved to Dubai due to elections in India. However, IPL chairman Arun Dhumal categorically denied these rumors, stating that the league will stay put in India. He also emphasized the importance of IPL and other franchise leagues in the growth of women’s cricket in non-traditional countries. The BCCI is now working on reworking the schedule for the remainder of the IPL 2024 to avoid clashes with the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.


  1. The BCCI dismisses rumors of IPL being shifted to the UAE.
  2. IPL chairman Arun Dhumal highlights the role of franchise leagues in the growth of women’s cricket.
  3. The BCCI is reworking the schedule of IPL 2024 to avoid clashes with the Lok Sabha elections.

“The work is underway on the remainder fixtures and we are reworking some fixtures from the first draft to avoid clashes with polling dates” – IPL chairman Arun Dhumal.

It is important to note that the IPL is a major cricket tournament in India, attracting top players from around the world and garnering immense popularity. Moving the IPL to the UAE would have affected the cricketing calendar and logistics. The BCCI’s decision to keep the IPL in India ensures that fans can continue to enjoy the tournament on home soil. Additionally, the BCCI’s focus on the growth of women’s cricket in non-traditional countries through franchise leagues highlights their commitment to promoting gender equality in the sport.

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