IPL 2020 Grand-Finale Likely To Be Postponed For Two Days: Reports

IPL 2020 Grand-Finale Likely To Be Postponed For Two Days: Reports

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Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni with the IPL trophy (Image Credit: BCCI.)

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 grand-finale, which was proposed to take place on November 8, might be shifted two days forward which means on 10th November. Earlier, there were reports that Stars Network, the broadcasting partners of BCCI, had demanded to end the league in Diwali week to generate maximum revenue as coronavirus has badly affected their business.

According to the Times of India, BCCI is planning is postpone the final by two days which means the marquee clash could take place on a weekday for the first time in the tournament’s history. 

Earlier, IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel had confirmed that the league would span for over 51 days from 19 September to 8 November during which 60 matches will be played. 

IPL governing council to meet on August 1: 

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IPL 2020 (Credits: Twitter)

On Saturday (August 1), the IPL’s Governing Council will meet where they will discuss the draft of the whole plan. Following which, IPL franchise owners, broadcasters and central sponsors, will also take part in a meeting that is scheduled for Sunday (August 02) and Monday (August 03).

Brijesh Patel had said that they are discussing the detailed plan and will soon inform the franchise. 

“Once we share what we do with the franchises, we know there will be questions. We need to be thoroughly prepared,” Brijesh Patel told Times Of India.

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Chennai Super Kings. Photo Credit: BCCI.

BCCI had shared the basic plan with TOI, stating that the IPL franchise would have to own their own arrange the travel and accommodation facility. There will no change in the revenue system. Also, the franchise would be allowed to travel with extra players. 

Soon after playing the T20 league, Team India will leave from UAE to Australia to play the four-match Test and ODI series.