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World cricket cannot afford cancellation of IPL: Sundar Raman

World cricket cannot afford cancellation of IPL: Sundar Raman

  • May 20, 2020
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MUMBAI: Unprecedented in our lifetime, the havoc caused by the Covid-19, brought about has left, the sports industry in absolute disarray.Given that India and cricket, from India's perspective, seem to be back to normal in the coming months, there is much to worry about as the gaming economy lies in a shamble. Few understand the global and local economy of sport from a bird's perspective such as Sundar Raman.The former chief executive officer of the Indian Premier League (IPL), who has worked on T20 ownership from the start and was one of the main practical work on the International Cricket Council (ICC), is closely monitoring how things have gone spiraling out. Raman is working on a white paper that analyzes the current cricket crisis, the stress of the coming months, and the potential treatments the industry can consider in the short and long term. Exclusively share these reviews with TOI.If there is a controversy between the World Cup T20 or IPL, it explains why the IPL should be where no sport can withstand the financial crisis today. From Raman's point of view, this is an annual property that generates about 40% of global cricket revenue versus a global property that has the ease of reprogramming for a later stage.He says that IPL alone guarantees US$100m in players' salaries annually (Rs 85 cr per franchise multiplied by 8). This accounts for broadcast revenue for at least three to four ICC membership councils together, confirming what is at stake for players financially on a global scale when it comes to the T20 in India.Raman has worked on two possible scenarios that may unfold in the coming months: Scenario 1: Sport returns to TV / digital platforms in July 2020 and fans stadiums in January 2021 Scenario 2: Sport returns to TV / digital platforms by December 2020 and fans stadiums by April 2021Raman says the focus of this document is to shine a light on the micro-economy of sport with a focus on the global cricket scene in the top three incomes of the sports economy, which are media/broadcast revenue, sponsorship revenue and Game Day (ticketing) revenue and the impact of COVID on the overall ecosystem.With a global cricket economy estimated US$1.9b and a heavy dependence on India (nearly two-thirds of revenue is generated by playing in India or with the participation of India), India realizes only 45% of its full potential, thus allowing other countries to cash.“This potential opportunity for India’s contribution to revenue (which India has not provided) is only $ US$ 1.2b over a 4-year cycle (2019-2022)," he says.A third of cricket revenue in 2019 came from IPL. With a fair market price structure, nearly 24% ($ 100 million) of transmission rights fees earned by IPL are spent as player salaries every year. In 2019, despite being a year in the Cricket World Cup, IPL revenue was estimated to be 30% higher than that of the World Cup (not including CWC ticket issuance revenue, such as the host retains). IPL 2020 revenue was expected to increase by 70% compared to ICC WT20 revenue in 2020. With the current uncertainty surrounding these two events, this remains a hypothetical scenario. Raman says, "Canceling these two events will have a serious impact on the cricket economy for this year."However, in the event of an ICC event, where contracts will last until 2023, postponement until 2022 may be possible without losing income. Not hosting an IPL or binary season for any country will result in an income loss, which is undesirable. In an ideal world, the ICC event to be held in 2021 in India can move to Australia as it is in the same October window, and India can host the event in 2022 by creating a suitable window. This will allow time for economic recovery and will not confuse the calendar. "Also, if the WT20 is made behind closed doors, the front door revenue for Australia will be zero. For IPL, even if conducted behind closed doors, the impact is less as it is extinguished by more than 8 stakeholder teams and the IPL economy still supports one season behind closed doors.“IPL remains the most important event for the global cricket economy. With a contribution of about a third of global cricket revenue annually, the importance of the global cricket economy IPL cannot be overstated. If IPL is considered the separate cricket agency and IPL revenue will be removed from Indian cricket board revenue, and IPL will appear as the largest Generator of global cricket revenue, which is even higher than the ICC and ACC revenue.Read More: Stadiums, sports complexes allowed to open, spectators barredTherefore, given the significant contribution and annual nature of IPL, event cancellation would be a severe revenue loss for the cricket economy, something that no sport can afford in the current economic environment. While the jury has not yet decided on the International Criminal Court WT20 this year, the postponement of (T20 Global) deserves serious consideration.The document also states: While India earns US$ 863m, the value attributable to revenue from the Indian share is estimated at US$ 1.2b. This delta in excess of US$ 300m+ annually can be seen as lost opportunities for India or in a more positive perspective as India's contribution to cricket outside India. For 4 years, this value was astonishing at US$ 1.2b. Broadcast and sponsorship deals for the ICC and ACC events are mainly driven by the large fan base in India and the large audience in India. Media reports put TV audiences into the 2019 ICC CWC Final between England and New Zealand in England with 15.4 million in Sky in England and 183 million in India.Additionally, out of a total of 706 million one-time broadcasts of the 2019 ICC ODI World Cup, 509 million were from India. This reliance on India is also evident from the relatively low value that global broadcasters obtain through licensing from all other markets despite organized events in some of those markets.“India’s importance to the global cricket economy cannot be overstated. Outside Australia and England, which have been doing big business in the domestic market, worth US$ 1b over 4 years, other cricket paintings and Raman say they depend on Indian tours as part of bilateral props to attract broadcasters’ attention Indians.For countries where transactions in the domestic market are not large, flights from countries like India, England, or Pakistan become important, because they open up large transportation rights abroad, and are much greater than national rights.Many cricket boards have provisions in their broadcast agreements for how many games to play against India during the agreement period. Failure to comply with this may adversely affect the realization of the value of transmission rights. Given that the majority of these boards without broadcasting and playing rights within an income range of US$ 35 to US$ 45m, were not taken into account in the document analyzing a global crisis, and therefore, the main players.Image Source- Times of IndiaRead More: IPL not happening anytime soon: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal

‘IPL not happening anytime soon’: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal

IPL not happening anytime soon: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal

  • May 18, 2020
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BCCI says T20 tournament not possible with travel restrictions on, reopening of stadiums not enoughAlthough the  Home Ministry’s nod to reopen the sports fields, the BCCI is not considering organizing the Indian Premier League at this time. According to BCCI Arun Dhumal, no plan in place for this year's IPL contract, provided there are restrictions on international and domestic travel."IPL is not possible at this time because there are still travel restrictions. How can you have an IPL without any trip happening? We are studying these guidelines and we will also study state government guidelines. Accordingly, we will plan."On Sunday, the Ministry of  Home Affairs MHA) issued guidelines indicating that sports stadiums can open without an audience. Sports complexes and stadiums are allowed to open; but the MHA notice said, "Viewers will not be allowed."Dhumal agreed that this paved the way for cricketers to resume outdoor training individually. Domestically, crickets can go to stadiums and resume training outdoors. Dhumal  said, "The whole team cannot be united because the players are scattered."Any useful discussion about IPL is known to only begin in August. But finding a window is still a problem. According to an official at the International Chamber of Commerce, although a section of IPL cricket managers and stakeholders seem to have considered that the postponement of the T20 World Cup in Australia, scheduled for October and November, may not be an open and closed case.The World Cup T20 is an event for the International Criminal Court. "It will bring revenue to the world organization and the International Criminal Court will do its best to organize the tournament on time," he said.After locked them in for nearly 54 days, the new Home Office guidelines are a glimmer of hope for elite athletes at the country's major sports institutes, where they can now resume training. However, those outside the SAI campus may have to wait until at least June, as they may have to go through a quarantine period before being able to train at the centers.Athletes urged the government to allow them to train, and those on campus complained of nostalgia. An Indian Sports Authority (SAI) official has not waived when athletes will be able to resume training, but it is already known that those on their campus are: hockey teams in Bangalore, while some in athletics and weightlifting in Patiala, will receive Green signal this week.Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju held online meetings with athletes from these three sports last week and said that there would be a gradual resumption of training, with priority given to those already in the SAI centers. These athletes will have to follow the strict protocols and guidelines for the social distance set by the supreme monitor and their unions.Read More: When I go to bat my heart rate is upraised, I feel the pressure - DhoniArticle source: https://indianexpress.com/

Ranveer Singh 83 will not be released on OTT platform, Team will wait for theatrical launch

Ranveer Singh 83 will not be released on OTT platform, Team will wait for theatrical launch

  • Apr 27, 2020
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Actor Ranveer Singh’s upcoming film 83 is among the numerous Bollywood projects postponed by the coronavirus lockdown. it was supposed to release in April but has been placed on hold indefinitely.Recent rumors suggested that the film could release straight to a streaming platform soon. However, the film’s producers have refuted it. talking to PTI, Reliance Entertainment Group CEO Shibashish Sarkar said they are not looking in this direction for the next six months.“There isn't any truth about this. As producers and even the director, we all are on the same page that we wish to attend for theatrical release. we are going to first complete the film then we are going to wait. If six or nine months down the road. If things become much worse we are going to take a call later. there's no hurry.“Everybody has shown interest in this project but we are not going to engage in any discussion for a straight to digital release currently. we are going to watch for the next four to 6 months before taking a call,” he said.He added that the VFX and post-production work of 83 remains pending. The film, directed by Kabir Khan, was set to be released in April. There are reports a few big OTT platforms are offering Rs 143 crore to the producers of 83.The film talks about India’s first World Cup win under the captaincy of Kapil Dev in 1983. It also stars Hardy Sandhu, Deepika Padukone, Jiva, Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Pankaj Tripathi among others.Read More: 20 interesting facts about Sachin Tendulkar

Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League hopes fade, compensation ruled out

  • Mar 24, 2020
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A total cancellation will see the BCCI lose in excess of Rs 2,000 crore in revenue, while each franchise will lose more than Rs 100 crore and compensation is not an option.The current COVID-19 pandemic could see the cancellation of IPL 2020. It is known that while the franchise is preparing for the worst, Canada's top Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials do not seem very optimistic. On Tuesday, IPL franchises were to be held over the phone to discuss future workflows. But it is unlikely to happen now, you know."Given the current situation, I feel this year's IPL may not happen. That's what it looks like," a franchise official told Indian Indian.Total cancellation will cause BCCI to lose more than Rs. 2 crore in revenue, while each franchise will lose more than Rs. 100 crores. Compensation is not an optionPrivileges cannot get any compensation. (In case of cancellation) The money will not go to anyone. "Compensation is out of the question," the official said.The CEO of the franchise agreed and stated that there could be no contingency plan in the event of cancellation.Meanwhile, the room is not even thinking about IPL right now. “Nobody knows about the future. We don’t know when the travel restrictions/visa restrictions (until April 15 until now) will be applied, when things will be settled. A senior British Chamber of Commerce and Industry official told this newspaper” Until then, there is no point (thinking In IPL). "And even if it is established here but it continues in another country ... this is also not clear to us. Japan, the host of the Olympic Games, is talking about a possible delay. This (outbreak) is much greater than any sport or IPL. "Even for truncated IPL, the tournament should start in late April or early May as it cannot extend beyond the first week of June. In 2009, when the IPL was held in South Africa, 59 games were played in 37 days.Unlike the Premier League, for example, IPL does not have the option to wait indefinitely. The Premier League is considering resuming the season in June, but the Indian League T20 cannot exceed the first week of June as there is no other window.The Chamber of Commerce and Industry official did not show much confidence in the IPL contract in September at the expense of the Asia Cup.Even if the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry pressures it, given that the Pakistan Cricket Council (PCB) will host the Asian Cup this year, its suspension may not work, given the prickly relationship between the two chambers."Now, you cannot start thinking about anything. This (problem) must end and only then can you return to the drawing board," said the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry official.Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020 schedule

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

  • Mar 17, 2020
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Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020Rajasthan Royals (RR), will start off with IPL 2020 against the runner up team of the last season Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai held on 2nd April 2020. During the  IPL 2020 auctions, Rajasthan Royals had bought the most players (a total of 11).RR will be playing their matches in the afternoon only starting at 4 pm on 12th April 2020 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rajasthan Royals will be playing their last league match against the Delhi Capitals on 13th May 2020.Rajasthan Royals is one of the franchise cricket team of the Indian Premier League that primarily represents the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan in India. The Rajasthan Royals team was found in the year 2008. The estimated brand value of the Rajasthan Royals is $43 million (Rs 290 crore). the team is based out of the Sawai Mansingh Stadium situated in Jaipur.The record run-scorer of RR is Ajinkya Rahane  (2705 runs) whereas the leading wicket-taker is Shane Watson (67).The Rajasthan Royals team will be continuing with their basic colors of Blue and Gold from the old. But the lion buglers will be prominent and the symbol of RR will be larger than the size that had been previously seen. The new will re-emphasize the strategic intent of the RR (Rajasthan Royals). The current theme song of the Rajasthan Royals team is "Phir Halla Bol". Rajasthan Royals' IPL 2020 full schedule,  match timings and venue details:2nd April 2020, ThursdayTime: 8:00 PMMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Venue: Chennai5th April 2020, SundayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur/Guwahati9th April 2020, ThursdayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur/Guwahati12th April 2020, SundayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad15th April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai18th April 2020, SaturdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Bengaluru21st April 2020, TuesdayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur25th April 2020, SaturdayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur29th April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur2nd May 2020z SaturdayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata4th May 2020, MondayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur8th May 2020, FridayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mohali11th May 2020, MondayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur13th May 2020 WednesdayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: DelhiRajasthan Royals full squad for IPL 2020The Rajasthan Royals full squad for IPL 2020 includes Akash Singh, Andrew Tye, Anirudha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Anuj Rawat, Ben Stokes, David Miller, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Kartik Tyagi, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Steve Smith, Tom Curran, Varun Aaron and Yashasvi Jaiswal.Read More: Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for IPL 2020

Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

  • Mar 16, 2020
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Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2020Even though the captain Virat Kohli is popular as the best guy in the Indian cricket team but the  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team has never won the title of the Indian Premier League (IPL) played till now.In the 13th edition of the league, the Royal Challengers Bangalore will start the IPL 2020 with a match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at their home ground in Bengaluru. The match will be held in the M Chinnaswamy stadium on 31st March 2020. RCB will be playing two matches in the afternoon starting at 4 pm and 12 matches in the evening starting at 8 pm.The team is going to enter IPL 2020 with a more efficient squad as they bring in Australian Aaron Finch and South African Chris Morris, and others. It has been expected that these new members will be providing much-needed support to the captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at the marquee event.The performance of the team in the last two seasons of the IPL has not been very impressive as it got the eighth position in the IPL 2019 and sixth in the IPL 2018.Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of a franchise cricket team of the Indian Premier League that represents the city of Bangalore, Karnataka in India. Royal Challengers Bangalore team was found in the year 2008.The estimated brand value of Royal Challengers Bangalore is $98 million (Rs 680 crore). The logo of the team initially had the RC emblem in yellow colour on a red base of circular shape. "Royal Challengers Bangalore" in the written on it in black text in the circular logo. No such major changes have been made to the design of the logo other than replacement of the yellow colour with gold from the year 2009. It had a dotted white circle around the emblem of RC. The motto of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team is Ee sala cup named. The current theme song of RCB is "Play Bold".Royal Challengers Bangalore's IPL 2020 full schedule, match timings and venue details:31st March 2020, TuesdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 20:00Venue: Bengaluru5th April 2020, SundayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 16:00Venue: Mumbai7th April 2020, TuesdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 20:00Venue: Bengaluru10th April 2020, FridayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 20:00Venue: Delhi14th April 2020, TuesdayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 20:00Venue: Mohali18th April 2020, SaturdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 20:00Venue: Bengaluru22nd April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 20:00Venue: Bengaluru25th April 2020, SaturdayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 20:00Venue: Jaipur27th April 2020, MondayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 20:00Venue: Chennai3rd May 2020, SundayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 16:00Venue: Bengaluru5th May 2020, TuesdayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 20:00Venue: Hyderabad10th May 2020, SundayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 20:00Venue: Kolkata14th May 2020, ThursdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 20:00Venue: Bengaluru17th May 2020, SundayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 20:00Venue: BengaluruRoyal Challengers Bangalore squad for IPL 2020Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for IPL 2020 includes Virat Kohli, A B de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dube, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Kane Richardson, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Padikkal, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande and Shahbaz Ahmad.Read More: Delhi Capitals IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

Coronavirus  IPL on for now

Coronavirus: IPL on for now, but no spectators

  • Mar 13, 2020
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IPL 2020 UpdatesMumbai: With reactions continuing to the fate of the 13th edition of the Indian League (IPL) in the wake of Covid-19 and the potential threat it poses, there is still no clear answer to the big question: What is waiting for IPL 2020?Occupants of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry will arrive in Mumbai on Friday, one day before the IPL Board meeting here. They will discuss the latest announcement published by the Ministry of Sports on Thursday for all national sports federations and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.The notice states that "there will be no public meeting at any sporting event (read: IPL in the current context) and it will run behind closed doors without spectators."In light of this notice, neither the BCCI nor the IPL GC will accelerate the announcement. The usual response is, "We'll wait and watch." In fact, no one has an answer to questions at this time. It takes less than 48 hours to cancel a match. Organizing one takes weeks of planning. If the Ministry of Sports proposes playing in empty seats, the clear message is that IPL is currently activated.TOI has analyzed possible solutions to the test and the possible implications of Covid-19 on IPL in the coming weeks.(A) Will it holds IPL 2020?Now: The league is on, and is scheduled to start on the specified date (29 March). There is no official notification to indicate otherwise.Moving forward: the tournament can be postponed, the format slightly modified to fit in a smaller window, or the tournament can be played at empty points (behind closed doors).(B) cancellation possibilities?At the moment: Very unlikely. Government notification allows BCCI to plan the tournament. BCCI is also busy working on Plan-B.Moving forward: Only a large spread of the virus in the coming weeks could force a cancellation. There are 17 days left to start the tournament. Every day is important.(C) Changing blank media or formatting ... how will it work?Now: The first option is to play on empty stands. Franchise holders and broadcasters must follow government notification. Thus, the tournament can be limited to specific locations.In the future: The second option is to change the layout, only if the scenario requires it. Eight teams can be divided into two groups (such as the 2011 version). The tournament can see less than 20 to 25 games, which will be completed within a month.(D) Will foreign players be allowed?At the present time: the Australian opening visa David Warner has been rejected. However, those who know it says it happened due to technical flaws in its application.In the future: Concessions must give their approval to process a visa, and this is the norm. If the government has no objection to the league being played behind closed doors, visa procedures will be expedited as "exceptional" cases.Putting the common questions aside, the league's workforce will lose sleep while seeing the massive workload in handling and logistics operations if changes are needed.They already have a lot on their page: from hotel and airline reservations to reprogramming places, adjusting sponsorship obligations, renegotiating with official rights holders, managing internal arrangements, event planning in a more convenient way to television and more.NOT WISE TO HOLD IPL: MEANew Delhi: MEA has left the decision to retain the IPL for regulators, although senior officials have said it would be wise to do so now. In response to reporters' questions, Damu Ravi, a senior official at Middle East Airlines, said: "I think it is up to the regulators to decide whether or not they want to go ahead. Our advice will not be to do that now, but if they want to go ahead." This is their decision, "but the Ministry of Foreign Affairs later clarified that the ministry had not yet requested any contribution to this matter.Participation of major foreign playersMumbai: If foreign players are excluded from the equation, there will not be much difference between IPL and Mushtaq T20 tournament, despite salaries. This is the reason why foreign players arrive will be the IPL key this year, regardless of the tournament being played behind closed doors or in a refurbished format in a shorter window.On Thursday afternoon, Australian visa application David Warner was rejected, raising concerns that under the government’s revised travel notice, visas will not be issued to people who arrive here on a business trip.However, this may not be the case. Sources told TOI on Thursday, "If the government agrees to operate the IPL, the visas will not be a problem. The process will be accelerated as necessary." The BCCi discovers the availability of these foreign players. TOI spoke to the franchises that said the league could not continue without these players, "whether the tournament is played in empty places, in the form of re-arranged or rescheduled."Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

Delhi Capitals IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

Delhi Capitals IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

  • Mar 12, 2020
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Delhi Capitals IPL 2020The Delhi franchise has got a completely new avatar in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Earlier, the Delhi Capitals (DC) was called by the name Delhi Daredevils and had a surprisingly good performance in the IPL 2019 but was eventually knocked out in the elimination. In the 13th edition starting from 29th March 2020, the team will be playing its first IPL 2020 match against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on 30th March 2020 at the Arun Jaitley stadium in New Delhi. Out of the total 14 matches, the team will be playing two in the afternoon starting from 4 pm and the rest of the 12 in the evening starting from 8 pm.The team, led by Shreyas Iyer will be playing its last IPL 2020 match against the KXIP on 16th May 2020 at Mohali in Punjab. The last home-leg match of Delhi will be played on 2020 at the Arun Jaitley stadiumThe Delhi Capitals team has acquired Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin for this season. Ashwin will take care of the wickets, while Rahane will be helping overcome the team's dependence for batting on the stroke players including Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant.Delhi Capitals is one of the franchise cricket team of the Indian Premier League that represent the Capital of India, Delhi. The Delhi Capitals team was found in the year 2008. The estimated brand value of Delhi Capitals is $52 million (Rs 360 crore).The Delhi Capitals team has retained it's red and blue as earlier. ‎The logo of the team has its inspiration from the Parliament House‎. The Tiger is the national animal of India. And the idea behind putting three tigers has been derived from the Ashok Chakra. The current theme song of DC is "Khel Front Foot Pe".Delhi Capitals' IPL 2020 full schedule,  match timings, and venue details:30th March 2020, MondayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi3rd April 2020, FridayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata5th April 2020, SundayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur/Guwahati10th April 2020, FridayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi13th April 2020, MondayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi19th April 2020, SundayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Delhi22nd April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Bengaluru26th April 2020, SundayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad1st May 2020, FridayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai3rd May 2020, SundayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi6th May 2020, WednesdayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi10th May 2020, SundayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Chennai13th May 2020 Wednesday Match: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi16th May 2020, SaturdayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: MohaliDelhi Capitals full squad for IPL 2020Delhi Capitals full squad for IPL 2020 include Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Carey, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Jason Roy, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Mohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer, and Tushar Deshpande.Read More: Mumbai Indians IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue