This year the IPL will start from 19th September. The league final will be played on November 8. The tournament will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Spectators will be able to enjoy the entire tournament. IPL chairman Brijesh Patel made the official announcement on Friday. The IPL has got a big window as the T20 World Cup has been postponed.
The IPL Governing Council will meet next week. There are three major agendas to be discussed. These include shifting leagues to the UAE, creating Corona guidelines for franchises and the demand for broadcasters.
1. Shifting the league to UAE, determining the venue and number of matches
An official associated with the franchise told the news agency that the BCCI would inform the Emirates Cricket Board as soon as it was allowed to play in the UAE. As far as I know, the board will not shorten this tournament. There will be 60 matches just like the old format. Each team will play 14-14 matches. Given the double header (two matches in one day) the tournament can be from 44 to 48 days. The original schedule was to have a double header only on 5th Sunday. However, the number may increase depending on the current situation.
2. There will be talk about guidelines and training for the franchise
There are three cricket stadiums in the UAE that can host IPL matches – Dubai International Stadium, Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium and Sharjah’s Stadium. BCCI can reportedly hire ICC Academy for training teams. The ICC Academy has two full size cricket grounds. In addition to the 38 turf and 6 indoor pitches, it also has an outdoor conditioning area of 5700 square feet. There is also a physiotherapy and medicine center. So the team that stays in Dubai will be able to train at the ICC Academy by paying a fee. The team based in Abu Dhabi can also practice here as it is only an hour and a half away from Dubai.
3. The demand of broadcasters will be discussed
The IPL’s governing council meeting will discuss the schedule and length of the tournament with broadcasters. The league’s broadcasters Star Sports have acquired IPL rights for Rs 16,347 crore. The timing of the match will also be discussed at the meeting. It will be decided whether the match will be played at 8 pm (6.30 PM Dubai time) Indian time or half an hour before.
The eagerly-awaited Indian Premier League 2020 season will start on September 19 within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the ultimate slated on November 8, IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel told PTI on Friday. While the event’s Governing Council will meet next week to sketch the ultimate details and approve the schedule, it’s understood that the BCCI has informally intimated the franchises about the plan. “The GC will meet shortly but we’ve finalised the schedule. it’ll run from September 19 to November 8. We expect the govt approval to return through. it’s a full 51-day IPL,” Patel confirmed the event after PTI reported the dates on Thursday..
Earlier within the week, the BCCI had zeroed in on the United Arab Emirates because the venue for the 13th edition of the tournament after long deliberations of hosting it in India had failed following the worsening of the coronavirus pandemic within the country.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on September 19 within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the ultimate slated on November 8, sources within the BCCI told press agency PTI on July 23..
While the IPL Governing Council will meet next week to sketch the ultimate details and approve the schedule, it’s understood that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has informally intimated the franchises about the plan, the PTI report suggests.
The IPL day night matches will start at 7.30 pm Indian time and the afternoon matches at 3.30 pm. All IPL matches will be played in three UAE cities – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
IPL 2020 matches time and venue – IPL 2020 will start from September 19. The final match will be played on November 10. The first match of IPL 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. IPL day night matches will start at 7.30 pm Indian time and afternoon matches at 3.30 pm. All IPL matches will be played in three UAE cities Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.