Indian Premier League: Twenty20 tournament to be held in UAE from September

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in the UAE from 19 September, tournament organisers have confirmed.

The 53 matches, including the final on 10 November, will be played across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

There will also be a Women's T20 Challenge, involving three teams, played during the IPL play-off week.

However, some top women's players, including Australia wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy, have criticised the timing of the women's competition.

The dates clash with the scheduled Women's Big Bash League, which starts in Australia on 16 October.

The UAE has previously hosted IPL games in 2014 when roughly half the season was moved to the country due to the Indian elections.

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