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The IPL trophy. File
The high-adrenaline Indian Premier League tournament is underway in UAE.
To win the targeted trophy, a team must feature in the top four of the IPL 2020 points table.
Pointers to remember:
• A team gets 2 points for a win.
• A team gets 1 point in case the game is abandoned or ends abruptly as No Result.
• A team gets 0 points in case of a loss.
The IPL action will shift to Sharjah on Tuesday, 22nd September where Rajasthan Royals will host Chennai Super Kings.
The Asia Cup, which will be a T20 event, is also scheduled to be held in September with UAE and Sri Lanka as possible hosts.
The world's richest cricket league will be played outside India for the third time after being held in South Africa in 2009 and the UAE in 2014 because it clashed with the national elections.
Both Shabab Al Ahli and Sharjah did try to break the deadlock but the former were more aggressive as they created more chances in the first-half.
In-form Martin Kaymer, who has won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on three occasions, looks to add a fourth victory in the UAE to his resume with win in Golf in Dubai Championship presented by DP World.
Six teams will battle it out for the top honours as the tournament will get under way on Dec.6. A total of 33 matches will be played, with final slated for the Christmas eve.
In October 2020 DP World announced its partnership with the Dubai Fitness Challenge, intending to help the citywide movement to be the most inclusive to date.
La Liga HPC have moved to the top of the points table in the U-18 division after week two of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship, while Alliance Football Club and Soccer Italian Style are top of the two groups in the U-16 division.