The much-awaited schedule of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has finally been announced after much deliberations on the tournament’s future. IPL was slated to start from March 29 this year. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tournament was postponed and will now begin from September 19 the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Sunday, announced the IPL 2020 complete schedule.
The schedule was destined to be released last week with all the preparations of IPL 2020 being on track. However, BCCI suffered a major setback last week when a total of 13 members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise tested positive for COVID-19. This caused a delay in the schedule announcement and finally, the BCCI has come up with the complete schedule of IPL.
Breaking News: IPL 2020 Schedule Announced; Mumbai Indians To Take On In The First Match
The IPL Governing Council on Sunday announced the schedule for Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 to be held in UAE. The season will kickstart on 19th September in Abu Dhabi with a blockbuster clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.
After the tournament opener on Saturday, Dubai will host its first game on Sunday when Delhi Capitals take on Kings XI Punjab followed by the third match on Monday between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The IPL auction will shift to Sharjah on Tuesday, 22nd September where Rajasthan Royals will host Chennai Super Kings.
There will be 10 doubleheaders with the first match starting at 3:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM UAE time. All evening matches will start at 7:30 PM IST and 6:00 PM UAE time. In all, 24 matches will be held in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi, and 12 in Sharjah.
Venues for the playoffs and the Dream11 IPL final will be announced later.
IPL 2020 Complete Schedule
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