IPL 2020 Host is UAE: List of Countries Who Have Hosted Indian Premier League Editions Over The Years

IPL 2020

is finally happening this year and it will be the first time since 2014, that the cash-rich tournament will be held outside India. IPL chairman Brijesh Patel earlier in the confirmed that the 13th edition of the will be played in UAE from September 19, 2020, to November 8, 2020. The matches are expected to be played in stadiums at Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.  Update: BCCI Share Detailed Plan for 13.

This is the second time that will be played in the United Arab Emirates as the cash-rich league moved to the country in 2014. In the seventh edition of IPL, each team played their first five matches in the UAE before coming back to India to complete the tournament.  Update: BCCI Formally Communicates to Emirates Cricket Board to Host 13 in UAE.

The second-ever edition of the competition was also held outside India as South Africa hosted India’s premier T20 cricket tournament. Due to political complications, 2009 IPL was moved outside India. Even though the cash-rich league was held outside the country for the first time, its format remained the same.

So as we once again gear up to see India’s most famous domestic Twenty-20 tournament taking place on foreign soil, we take a look at the countries who have hosted the competition for all these years.

Sr NoSeasonHosts
1IPL 2008India
2IPL 2009South Africa
3IPL 2010India
4IPL 2011India
5IPL 2012India
6IPL 2013India
7IPL 2014UAE, India
8IPL 2015India
9IPL 2016India
10IPL 2017India
11IPL 2018India
12IPL 2019India

The 13th edition of was scheduled to take place from March 29, 2020, onwards but the competition was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, with the T20 World Cup and Asia Cup all put off till next year, BCCI have decided to stage the cash-rich league in UAE this year.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Jul 28, 2020 12:17 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, Technology, sports, entertainment and Health, log on to our website onhike.com).

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