IPL 2020: This means that after the T20 World Cup in Australia was postponed, the Board of Control for Cricket in India set a 51-day window for IPL, the same as last year, ruling out more double addresses.
The deferred version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be played in the United Arab Emirates will begin on September 19, and the final will be played on November 8. Brijesh Patel, Chairman of the IPL, confirmed the schedule on Friday, although the Indian board is still waiting for a green signal from the government to take out IPL from India.
"We have written to the Indian government. We hope to get a response very soon. Once it arrives, a meeting of the IPL Board of Directors will be held next week to finalize all other details."
This means that after the T20 World Cup in Australia was postponed, the BCCI set a 51-day window for the IPL, like last year, ruling out more double addresses. Having two games on the same day has become a conflict with broadcasters, who cannot take advantage of afternoon games in the same way as night games. Even when double heads are scheduled, they are booked on weekends. The same formula will be applied when the program is finally formed.
When the board meets next week, it will have to make other decisions, whether it is possible to maintain home and visitor coordination this year or not. There are three locations in the United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai, where matches can be organized. Dubai itself has two reasons; In addition to the main stadium, there is also the ICC Academy ground where T20 International Associated Nations was organized. In addition, the spending modalities must be completed, the amount the concessions will incur, and the board. Patel said, "All these matters will be decided by the Governing Council."
The meeting will also decide whether IPL-13 may have limited crowds, now that the COVID-19 situation has become better there. "We will seek advice from the UAE government if we can have crowds," he said.
With each team needing at least a month to train, the franchise is expected to leave the base before August 20, giving them exactly four weeks to prepare.
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