DUBAI: CC chief executive David Richardson on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to stage the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League matches in the United Arab Emirates.
“The BCCI’s decision to stage the first part of the IPL 2014 season in the UAE is great news for the people of the UAE and the region. It will complete a remarkable season of cricket in the UAE, which has already seen the successful staging of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2013 and the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2014,” said Richardson in an ICC release.
“This news comes on the back of the on-field success of the UAE national team which has qualified for both the ICC World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand and has the potential to propel cricket’s profile to new heights in the country,” he added.
Richardson said the ICC was ready to support the successful staging of the IPL 2014 matches in its home country.