IPL 2020 UAE Schedule out, MI to face CSK in season-opener
The IPL Governing Council on Sunday announced the much-awaited schedule for Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 to be held in UAE.
The much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) schedule is announced on Sunday. IPL 2020 begins on September 19 and the final of the tournament is confirmed to be played on November 10. It will be for the first time that the final will be played on a weekday. The matches will be played across three venues: Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai.
The schedule was expected to be out in the last week of August but the announcement was delayed after 13 personnel of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp tested positive for the dreaded virus.
IPL 2020 Schedule:
The IPL Governing Council on Sunday announced the much-awaited schedule for Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 to be held in UAE. The season will kickstart on 19 September in Abu Dhabi with a blockbuster clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, announced BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.
After the tournament opener on Saturday, Dubai will host its first game on Sunday (20 September) when Delhi Capitals take on Kings XI Punjab. Followed by the third match on Monday (21 September) between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The IPL action will then shift to Sharjah on Tuesday, 22nd September where Rajasthan Royals will host Chennai Super Kings.
IPL In Covid Times:
This time, both the afternoon and evening matches will be played half-an-hour earlier than usual. There will be ten double headers 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 6:00PM UAE time.
Moved out of India due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, the upcoming edition of the world's biggest T20 league will be held in the three venues of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the UAE.
This year's IPL was originally scheduled to be held from March 29 to May 24 but was postponed barely two weeks before the start of the tournament due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Then, as the number of cases increased, the league was indefinitely postponed but the postponement of the T20 World Cup cleared the decks for the league to take place in the September-November window.
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