The 2019 edition Indian Premier League could be held in United Arab Emirates or South Africa if the dates of the tournament clash with the general elections, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

“If the dates of the general elections clash with those of the Indian Premier League, then the tournament will be held outside the country. But as of now, we are waiting for the dates to decide on how to go ahead with the scheduling,” Shukla said.

Incidentally, the IPL was held in South Africa in the 2009 and the first half of the 2014 edition was held in the UAE as the dates had clashed with the elections.

“The experience of hosting the IPL in the UAE was brilliant and that option is definitely there. But another option could be South Africa. Like I said before, the call will be taken keeping in mind the general elections and its dates,” Shukla added.