Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 October 2020

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IPL 2020: 'One of the best events in world sport' says Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed

Abu Dhabi Sports Council chairman praises efforts to bring competition to UAE

Mumbai Indians team players hold the trophy as they celebrate their victory against Chennai Super Kings in the final of the 2019 Indian Premier League in Hyderabad. AFP
Mumbai Indians team players hold the trophy as they celebrate their victory against Chennai Super Kings in the final of the 2019 Indian Premier League in Hyderabad. AFP

Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed has lauded the efforts made to stage the IPL in the UAE, calling it “one of the best events in world sport”.

The competition starts on Saturday evening when defending champions Mumbai Indians face Chennai Super Kings at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

It is going ahead amid robust safety and security measures, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sheikh Nahyan, the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said the competition is a fine addition to the calendar of sport in the capital.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all government entities and parties involved in their tireless efforts and diligence in applying the highest global safety standards to ensure the tournament takes place in a safe and secure environment,” Sheikh Nahyan said.

“The magnificent IPL is one of the best events in world sport. Hosting it in Abu Dhabi is yet another addition to the emirate’s sporting calendar, as is further evidence of Abu Dhabi’s role as a hub for global sporting events.

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Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council. WAM

“It has also showcased our ability to host and deliver elite international events successfully amid challenging circumstances.”

The first match takes place in the capital, starting at 6pm. The competition then moves to Dubai on Sunday, when Delhi Capitals play Kings XI Punjab.

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