On Sunday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the schedule for Indian Premier League I.e., IPL 2020. Mumbai Indians who in IPL 2019 defeated Chennai Super Kings by just 1 run will go against each other in the opening IPL 2020 tournament match. Due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation in India, IPL 2020 tournament will be played in the UAE from 19th September to 10th November.
The BCCI was anticipated to release the tournament schedule last month. Though it was compelled to delay the declaration due to numerous reasons. According to the reports, the BCCI was excited to bring up a flexible match schedule so the relevant changes can be made whenever needed. The previous week, another delay was followed by the news of 13 members of the Chennai Super Kings being tested positive for coronavirus.
Speaking of Asian News International on Saturday, Brijesh Patel, the chairman of IPL confirmed the news that the schedule will be out on September 6.
Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals will be in action on the second prominent day of the IPL 2020 tournament as they will face off in Dubai. Royal Challengers and Sunrisers Hyderabad will play against each other in the opening game on September 21. Rajasthan Royals will combat their first IPL match on 22nd September. Whereas Kolkata Knight Riders led by Captain Dinesh Karthik will open their campaign on 23rd September.
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IPL 2020 FINAL ON NOVEMBER 10
The BCCI did not realize the fixtures of the playoffs but it is substantiated that the IPL 2020 final will take place on 10th November. For the very first time in the IPL history, the summit clash will commence on a weekday.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League was however scheduled to take place on 29th March at first. The coronavirus outbreak in India compelled the board to delay the beginning of the league to April. In the third week of April, BCCI again postponed the league for an indefinite period. The board moved the IPL 2020 tournament to UAE in July and finally on the 6th September came up with the fixtures.