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Recent media reports have emerged which suggest that the BCCI might be onboard to go ahead with the IPL 2020 from September 26 to November 8 this year. IPL 2020 was slated to start from March 29 this year. But, due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic in India, the tournament has been suspended indefinitely.
Now, with the delay advancing, franchises are in huge bother that the tournament might get cancelled permanently. It has led to a possibility to go ahead with the tournament behind closed doors. Now fresh media reports suggest that the BCCI might be onboard with the IPL from September until November.
IPL 2020 Could Be Held From September 26 To November 8: Report
Even though the fate of T20 World Cup hangs in balance, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the BCCI has already started planning for the IPL. If the reports are to be believed, the mega event will take place from September 26 to November 8.
Of course, the dates are subject to change depending on the fate of the proposed World Cup as well. While there are reports surfacing that the BCCI might hold the IPL in some other country, now it is emerging that the tournament might be conducted in India itself. Though most of the matches will only be restricted to Southern cities of Bengaluru and Chennai, due to the monsoon.
Speculations Intensify Over IPL 2020 Future
IPL 2020 was scheduled to start from March 29, but due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI postponed it until April 15. As the nationwide lockdown extended in India, BCCI suspended IPL 2020 Indefinitely. Now, with the situation worsening, it seems a huge possibility that IPL stands nothing but cancelled this year.
On April 10, latest reports suggested that the BCCI is probing into the July window to conduct the IPL and it could take place behind closed doors. However, all hopes once again vanished as the BCCI suspended the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 indefinitely in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. With COVID-19 victims toll rising in India, cricket returning to India seems a possibility far from reality.
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