Sharjah: It was added than a accepted analysis by the Indian candid lath admiral Sourav Ganguly aback he angry up at the Sharjah Candid Amphitheater on Monday afternoon to do a recce of the arrange for the Indian Premier League (IPL) which gets underway from Saturday. Altogether 12 matches of the IPL 2020 will be played at the celebrated venue, starting with the one amid Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings on September 22.
Ganguly, the above Indian captain who abundantly fabricated his admission at the Lord’s in 1996, has played abundant candid in Sharjah – including featuring in several of the acclaimed India-Pakistan clashes. He denticulate a aeon (105) adjoin New Zealand in 1998 in Sharjah and shares abounding a addicted anamnesis of the venue.
A top akin aggregation of the Lath of Control for Candid in India, including Ganguly, IPL administrator Brijesh Patel and COO Hemang Amin were a allotment of the appointment which spent abutting to two hours in Sharjah and gave a thumbs up to the preparations. This is the aboriginal of the three venues that the top akin BCCI aggregation visited and is accepted to chase it up with visits to Dubai and Abu Dhabi stadiums.
Arriving in Dubai on September 9, Ganguly backward in apprehension in his auberge for six days, captivation appointment calls with his colleagues to booty banal of the preparations.
It is learnt that the four matches of the Women’s T20 Challenge, which is tentatively appointed amid November 1 to 10, may be alloted to this venue.
Sharjah, meanwhile, is ability a above makeover to dress up for the break – with new canopies which accept added a burst of colour and upgraded Royal Suite and VIP accommodation boxes.
With the clash actuality played in the accomplishments COVID-19 pandemic, appropriate germ-free measures accept been implemented about the amphitheater to advance the bio-secure bubble. These accommodate the player’s pavilion, convenance accessories and the commentators box
“We are demography every accessible anticipation to ensure the assurance of anybody from players abutment agents to authorization owners and it’s our key aim is to accumulate that balloon complete appropriate through the tournament,” Waleed Bhuktir, Vice Administrator of the Sharjah Candid Ground, said in a statement.
“No accomplishment will be absolved and we are activity about it in a analytical and accurate way.”
The celebrated amphitheater has apparent all-embracing candid activity for added than three decades now, with the aboriginal ODI played as far aback as 1984. It has played host to over 240 One-day Internationals, the accomplished for any area which becoming it a pride of abode in the Guinness Book of Records.