Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be postponed to September. IPL will be held in the UAE beginning from 19th September, with the finals to take place on 8th November.
Brijesh Patel, on Friday, confirmed the schedule for IPL 2020. Although the Indian board still waits for a green signal from the government of India to held IPL outside the country. He further added that as soon as they receive promising replies, there will be a governing council meeting, which will be called in next week to finalize all the other details.
Details up-till now on IPL 2020:
As the T20 World cup 2020, which was to be held in Australia, has been postponed giving IPL a slot of 51 days to run. The window this year is of the exact amount as compared to last year’s minus the more double-headers.
This year, having two matches on the same day will undoubtedly be a boon from broadcasters and, in turn, would continue the strength of the connection. Apply the formula of two matches in a day was a weekend schedule in previous years. All these schedules and concerning recipes regarding the events will bee set into motion when a formatted schedule is given shape.
Everything will become a surety when the governing council meets next week, which will have other concerning factors to worry over if the type of format away from the home ground can retain this year or not.
There are three potential venues in the UAE where matches can very likely hold: Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai. Dubai itself has two grounds apart from its main stadium. There is an ICC academy ground where T20 internationals of ASsociate Nations have been staged.
Other concerning factors that come into the picture is of the quality of money. How much will be borne by the franchises and the board is something to be finalized as well.
It is coming to the audience viewers. The meeting next week will also decide on the factor of whether IPL-13 can have limited crowds, keeping in mind that the effect of the virus has started to become better. It depends upon the UAE government to decide this factor for the League.
Since every team requires a month’s practice before the match o train themselves, if the plan sets forward, the franchises will be leaving base by 20th August, which will give them nearly four weeks to train.
To stage sports successfully in the year 2021 and 2022, The IBC Board agreed to continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation by making thoughtful decisions by assessing all the information available.
ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2020 will be staging next year in February. Meanwhile, planning to construct the event continues.