IPL has truly arrived and the extravaganza this time has a lot of new additions to cheer about. The IPL GC has already announced the schedule of the tournament and with the BCCI has come up with a thrilling news for the cricket fans. As per the latest reports, BCCI’s plan of organising an IPL All-Star game has been postponed till the end of the IPL 2020. The IPL All-Star game is now supposed to take place after the IPL final on May 24.
Earlier, there were news that the IPL All Star match has been cancelled as the franchises were not ready to release their key players ahead of the tournament citing the reason of injuries. But Brijesh Patel, IPL Governing Council Chairman has dismissed all such speculations.
Patel confirming the latest development said, “We are not calling it off, it has just been postponed to the end of the tournament. We wanted to see how the players are performing, and on the basis of that, form the teams for the All-Star match,” to Cricbuzz.
With Patel’s statement confirming the formation of teams on the basis of performance in the IPL, it all but quashes the earlier reports of two teams beingformed from the group of 8 teams in the IPL.
Earlier, after the IPL GC meeting on January 27, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had confirmed that an All –Star Match would be organised three days prior to the Marquee tournament for the charity purposes. But due to some unforeseen reasons, the match is now scheduled to be held after the end of the tournament.
BCCI has also announced the schedule for the 13th edition of the tournament and it will commence on March 29 with a match between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and the three time winners Chennai Super Kings. Unlike the earlier editions, there will be no double headers on Saturdays and only a total of six double headers are scheduled at stage league.