IPL 2020: All you need to know about schedule and dates
New Delhi : The much-awaited Indian Premier League 2020 is all set to move to United Arab Emirates, said a report. Here is all you need to know about the schedule, dates and format.
Is it confirmed that the IPL 2020 will happen this year?
Yes, it is confirmed that IPL 2020 season will be conducted this year. But it has to meet two conditions.
Condition 1 – The first of the two conditions is that ICC officially announces the postponement of the T20 World Cup. This announcement can come on Monday as ICC Board is scheduled to meet @ 4.30 PM. It is expected that the first condition for IPL 2020 will be fulfilled tom with this announcement.
Condition 2 – Indian Government permissions to take IPL 2020 out of India. BCCI needs permission from the Indian government to move IPL 2020 outside India. Once the ICC announcement comes, BCCI will write to the government for permission to shift the IPL to a foreign country. This is more of a procedural step and the government should grant this permission without any hiccup.
Will IPL 2020 be played in the UAE?
Yes, considering the coronavirus pandemic situation across the world, BCCI has zeroed down to UAE as the host of IPL 2020. Since the pandemic situation in India is bad it was very difficult to conduct the game in Indian cities. The advantage of going to the UAE, it is being said, is that there won’t be a chance of any PILs and consequent disruption to the league in these volatile pandemic times. Besides, the UAE does not have strict quarantine rules, markets and malls there are already open, offices are having 100 per cent attendance and tourists are being welcomed.
Confirmed Dates for IPL 2020?
The confirmed dates are yet to be announced by the authorities as a lot of permission pressure is still on them. However, it is likely that the event will be held somewhere in between Sep26th to Nov 7th. BCCI is exploring another option of IPL 2020 between Sep 26th to November 14th. The second option gives BCCI 7 days extra for IPL 2020.
Schedule and Format of IPL 2020?
According to a report, it has been learned that the authorities will not be tweaking much with the format of the game, however, a complete schedule will be announced as soon as things over organizing the event come in place. The old format of IPL, i.e each team plays each other two times will still be kept alive. The only change would be that as the tournament moves to UAE – home & away concept will not apply to IPL 2020.