The remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is all set to start in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later this year. Though the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is leaving no stone unturned for the smooth conduct of the tournament, the franchises might face some difficulties ahead of the second leg.
Notably, the dates of IPL 2021 are clashing with the Dubai Expo which is set to get underway from October 1. Owing to this, the franchise officials are having a tough time with the availability of the hotels and the rising prices.
Moreover, the six-month-long event also attracts a lot of people from all over the world which will further create problems for the IPL teams to maintain a secure bio-bubble.
Speaking to ANI, a franchise official admitted that getting rooms in large numbers would be a major problem for the teams this year, considering the Dubai Expo.
“We are looking at new hotels this time around and we want 80-100 rooms and preferably in the separate wings so that there is no chance of the players or staff entering and exiting from the same passage as used by the guests staying in the hotel,” the official told ANI.
“We need to keep in mind the Dubai Expo and how it might make it difficult to get bulk rooms with every passing day,” he added.