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IPL 2020: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly lauds new-look Sharjah Cricket Stadium ahead of new season

According to a media release issued on Monday, Ganguly also said that young players were eagerly looking forward to playing in the hallowed cricket ground where greats like Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar wrote history.

IPL 2020: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly lauds new-look Sharjah Cricket Stadium ahead of new season

File image of Saurav Ganguly. Sportzpics

Sharjah: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly paid a visit to the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, one of the three venues for the upcoming IPL, and lauded the ground for its new look and feel.

The IPL 2020, shifted out of India to the UAE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be played in three cities— Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

BCCI President Saurav Ganguly. Sportzpics for BCCI

File image of Saurav Ganguly. Sportzpics

According to a media release issued on Monday, Ganguly also said that young players were eagerly looking forward to playing in the hallowed cricket ground where greats like Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar wrote history.

The Sharjah stadium had recently underwent major refurbishment, including setting up of new canopies, an upgraded royal suite, commentary box and VIP Hospitality boxes in total compliance with COVID-related protocols.

Ganguly was accompanied on the tour on Sunday by IPL chairman Brijesh Patel, former IPL chief  Rajeev Shukla, and IPL COO Hemang Amin.

Other officials who were present, included BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal, BCCI joint secretary Jayesh George and Mubashir Usmani, GM of Emirates Cricket Board (ECB).

Sharjah is set to host 12 IPL games.

Updated Date: September 14, 2020 21:48:24 IST

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