The Indian Premier League (IPL) — is one of the most successful franchise tournaments in global sports history. IPL 2020 will be the 13th edition of this tournament, which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — will host between 19th September and 10th November 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, India can’t host this IPL edition. Though the UAE is getting ready to host this tournament, while the pandemic has forced to change some normal practices of a game or a tournament, we will experience these changes during the IPL 2020.
Here we are talking about five possible big changes during the IPL 2020.
No customary handshake after the toss
In this COVID-19 pandemic, global sports is discouraging handshake as it spreads the virus. However, handshake provides a strong message of the friendlier atmosphere in the game.
In cricket, both the captains shook their hands after completing the coin toss. But in the present pandemic moment, the captains have been advised to not encourage handshake during the coin toss.
Even after the end of a cricket match, both teams’ members respected each other through the handshakes. However, in the present pandemic period, the teams are not following this system.
Also, the celebration culture in cricket has been changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the players are not following the high-fives and hugs.
All these new systems are likely to be followed in the IPL 2020.