IPL 2020 set to be played between September 19 and November 10 - Cricbuzz
The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League is set to take place in the UAE between September 19 and November 10. Following the IPL Governing Council meeting on Sunday (August 2), it was decided that the matches will be played in "Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi subject to necessary clearances from the Government of India," said an official statement.
Cricbuzz understands that the tournament has been given the go-ahead by the Sports Ministry of the Indian government, while the nods from the Home Ministry and Ministry of External Affairs are expected soon.
The IPL governing council has finalised other key decisions, meanwhile:
- There will be 10 double-headers in total
- Matches will start at 19:30 IST instead of the 20:00 IST which has been the norm and the afternoon ones at 15:30 IST
- Four matches of the Women's T20 Challenge will take place during the IPL play-off week to be played by three teams
"The Governing Council also reviewed the Player Regulations for replacement player for 2020 season.
"The Governing Council also discussed the comprehensive Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which will be finalised and published in due course, including the agencies to execute and deliver a bio-secure environment for safe and successful conduct of IPL 2020 Season," said the statement.
Cricbuzz understands that the squad size will be 24 players per team with substitutes and replacements to the squad given some leniency. It is also understood that the sponsorship partners of the IPL, including Chinese mobile manufacturing company VIVO, is set ...
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