The 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is all set to move to the United Arab Emirates. But few questions on the IPL 2020 schedule, format, venues and exact timelines still remain. How and when these questions will be answered. We will take you through each and every aspect about the IPL 2020 and tell you all the latest updates & developments related to it.
IPL 2020 – What are the date for IPL 2020
As announced by IPL Governing Council Chairman Brijesh Patel, IPL 2020 will be played in UAE from September 19th to November 8th.
The window has been made available as ICC has postponed the T20 World Cup giving complete free window for IPL 2020 between Sep and Nov 2020.
But IPL 2020 still has to fulfill one condition before it is completely confirmed and final schedules are announced.
Condition – Indian Government permissions to take IPL 2020 out of India. BCCI needs permission from the Indian government to move IPL 2020 outside India. BCCI has already written 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.
IPL 2020 : Is it confirmed that IPL 2020 is shifting to UAE ?
Yes, the BCCI has zeroed down on UAE as host of the IPL 2020. India is going through bad Covid19 pandemic spread and it is unlikely that the Indian cities will recover in time to host IPL 2020. This is the reason, BCCI has decided to shift IPL 2020 out of the country.
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.
In UAE, IPL 2020 will be played in all 3 venues of Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
IPL 2020 : Confrimed Dates for IPL 2020
Also Read: IPL 2020: Tentative dates for IPL 2020 – Sep 26th to Nov 8th
InsideSport was the first sports news platform in the country to inform the IPL fans that the tentative window for IPL 2020 is between Sep 26th to Nov 8th. According to the IPL Governing Council Chairman – those dates have been advance by 1 week.
IPL 2020 will now start from Sep19th and finals of 13TH season of IPL will be played on 8th November.
The Indian cricket team will directly fly to Australia to participate in the 4 match test series from Dubai after playing in IPL 2020.
IPL 2020 : Schedule & Format of IPL 2020
The BCCI is yet to finalize the exact schedule and format for the 13th edition of IPL. Now the question will be how the schedule and format will be finalized ?
The IPL Governing Council (GC) meeting should either take place on Saturday or sometime next week to decide on the schedule and format of the league. The IPL GC headed by Brijesh Patel will decide the exact schedule and format of IPL 2020. The view point of the official broadcasters Star India will also be sought. Once that is done, the IPL GC will inform the franchise and other stakeholders about the schedules and format for the IPL 2020.
According to the info available with InsideSport, there will not be much of tweaking with the format of IPL 2020. With the postponement of Asia Cup Cricket & T20 World Cup, IPL 2020 will get 2 month free window. So the time constraint will not be the issue for the organizers of IPL 2020.
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.
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