"The matches will be played across three venues at Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah as travelling here by road is easier and bio-secure environment can be maintained", he added.
The official said, 'We made a decision to go till November 10 and that is why the finals will be held on the first weekday.
While the squad size of all eight teams will be capped at 24 players per team, it was also chose to not allow spectators in any of the three venues - Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah - in the initial phase of the tournament.
England is now hosting their summer of cricket featuring teams such as West Indies, Australia, Ireland and Pakistan.
Akram praised the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for reinvesting the money generated from IPL into first-class cricket, which has helped India unearth talented domestic players in recent times. The BCCI has already assigned a detailed plan of action with all franchises for IPL 2020. Having won the bid first in 2015, the mobile phone manufacturer retained the title sponsorship rights for the IPL for a five-year period starting from 2017. "Once the owners are given the directives by the BCCI, we will hit the ground running", the official said. "Hopefully you can read between the lines", an IPL GC member told PTI on conditions of anonymity. Twenty Indian Army men, including officers, were killed in an unprecedented violent clash with Chinese People's Liberation Army troops at Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh.
Moved out of India due to the rising Covid-19 case count, the IPL will be played in its entirety on foreign soil for the second time. A BCCI official said on Saturday, "The BCCI has received approval from the Sports Ministry and we hope to get the nod from the other ministries as well".
At a time of the pandemic and with BCCI laying major emphasis on the health of the players, the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) will be the most important thing to take into account.
The UAE now requires tourists to be in isolation for 14 days.