With the International Cricket Council postponing the World T20 2020 to next year, the BCCI has speed up the process of getting clearance for hosting the IPL 2020 in UAE. The Apex Cricket Body in India has already written a letter to GOI (Government of India) seeking permission for hosting the Mega-T20 League in UAE. BCCI has also zeroed in the tentative dates to host the tournament and the tournament is likely to be played from September 19 to November 8 in the UAE.
Earlier, According to reports, Indian Premier League 2020 will start from September 26. But now BCCI wants to start IPL 2020 from September 19 because of Australia tour. India tour of Australia will kick off from December 3 with the first test and team India will need to stay in 14-day quarantine before they can step on the field.
“IPL in all likelihood will start on September 19 (Saturday) and the final will be held on November 8 (Sunday). It is a 51-day window which will suit the franchises as well as the broadcasters and other stakeholders,” a senior BCCI official was quoted as saying by PTI.
“The Indian team will have a mandatory quarantine of 14 days as per Australian government rules. A delay would have sent the plans haywire. The best part is that 51 days is not at all a curtailed period and there will be much less doubleheaders. We could stick to original five doubleheaders in seven-week window,” the BCCI official explained.
All the eight IPL team may flight for The UAE on August 20. After reaching UAE, all the teams will go for a 14 quarantine.
Indian Premier League 2020 schedule to be out in next few days.