The debate on the Indian Premier League (IPL) finally ends as the chairman of the IPL, Birjesh Patel, has disclosed the dates of the cash-rich league. The cash-rich T20 tournament, IPL 2020 is ready to be commenced by 19th September in full fledge.
The league will be continued for 51 days as revealed by the official. Players and the authorities have started making arrangements to travel UAE, however, it has not been decided if they will be traveling via chartered planes or regular planes.
UAE is thoroughly ready and enthusiastically waiting to host India’s T20 league, IPL 2020. However, the BCCI is waiting for the government’s approval which will be granted soon according to Patel.
The tournament, after starting on September 19th, will be extended till November 8th. The rest relevant features will be confirmed in the next week scheduled for next week.
IPL 2020 to be kicked off by 19th September: IPL Chairman
“Whatever are the UAE rules for tourists will be followed by everyone,” Patel told AFP.
“The IPL will take place between September 19 to November 8. This is confirmed and the rest we will decide in the (IPL) governing council meeting next week.”
“It is going to be a full-fledged 51-day IPL. We are in touch with the ECB — Emirates Cricket Board. And we will get clearance from the Indian government soon,” he said.
However, many believe that the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is resuming IPL after a humble and personal request from ICC to grant them a window to commence IPL and as a consequence of which, the T20 World Cup has been delayed till November 2021