IPL 2020 confirmed, to be played in UAE from September 19 to November 8
New Delhi : After a lot of speculations on whether the IPL 2020 will be organized this year or not, it has been learned that the cash-rich Indian Premier League for this year has got a green signal from BCCI and will be played in UAE from September 19 to November 8.
“IPL in all likelihood will start on September 19 (Saturday) and the final will be held on November 8 (Sunday). It is a 51-day window which will suit the franchises as well as the broadcasters and other stakeholders,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
To finalise the schedule and fixtures, the IPL governing council will be holding a meeting next week. The sources have also claimed that the information has been given to the franchises.
The IPL deck was cleared only after ICC postponed the T20 World Cup, which was slated to take place in that window. The postponement took place because of the ongoing pandemic.
"The Indian team will have a mandatory quarantine of 14 days as per Australian government rules. A delay would have sent the plans haywire. The best part is that 51 days is not at all a curtailed period and there will be much less double headers. We could stick to original five double headers in seven week window," the official said.