The cash-rich Indian T20 league was all set to go ahead by 29th March but the global health crisis did not work in the favor of organizing the league. The officials moved it to another window of April-March but with an extension in the lockdown in India has postponed IPL until further notice and is quarterly dependent upon the schedule of the T20 World Cup 2020.
As September-November is the monsoon season in India, hence, IPL can be in trouble with the matches being called-off or delayed. Consequently, the reports have suggested that the cricketing authorities are looking forward to organizing most of the matches in South India’s venues such as Chennai and Bangalore.
The reports disclosed that estimated, the tournament can be commenced by 26th September and can last till 8 November. However, the dates are totally dependent upon the cancelation of the T20 World Cup 2020 that is to be commenced by 18th October according to the existing schedule.
BCCI planning to begin IPL from 26th September, South-India’s venues under consideration for hosting the matches
“Mumbai was to be BCCI’s first choice given the infrastructure, four international stadiums, hotels in close proximity, and connectivity. But the proliferating number of COVID cases is discouraging the IPL managers.
“Should it be Karnataka or Tamil Nadu (another state where COVID cases are many), the IPL could be staged at the TNPL or KPL venues,” the report further read.
“It (IPL) will be between September-end and November-start, more specifically it could be from September 26 to November 8. These dates are subject to the expected postponement/cancellation of the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia,” a report in Mumbai Mirror read