[caption id="attachment_705529" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IPl-may-be-shifted-to-UAE-due-to-Lok-Sabha-elections.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-705529" alt="IPL 2019, Virat Kohli, AUE" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IPl-may-be-shifted-to-UAE-due-to-Lok-Sabha-elections.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> IPL may be shifted to UAE due to Lok Sabha elections AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>A part of the 2019<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Indian-Premier-League"> Indian Premier League </a>(IPL) is likely to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the general elections in 2019, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official said. <p></p> <p></p>"Due to the Lok Sabha elections, the IPL next year may take place in the UAE," the BCCI official said on condition of anonymity. <p></p> <p></p>"There could be a possibility of a part of the IPL being shifted like last time. It will depend on the general election dates," the official added. <p></p> <p></p>The first two weeks of the 2014 IPL was also played in the UAE, after the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci">BCCI</a> was forced to shift the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament outside the country because of the Lok Sabha elections in April-May. <p></p> <p></p>The 11th edition of the IPL is currently underway. In 2009, the second edition of the IPL was hosted by South Africa.