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IPL 2020 – BCCI eyes IPL from Sept 26 to Nov 8

IPL 2020 – BCCI eyes IPL from Sept 26 to Nov 8

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional T-20 cricket league in India contested every year by eight teams representing eight different cities in India. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2008. The IPL has an exclusive window in ICC Future Tours Programme.

The first-ever IPL was held in 2008, which had a huge impact on the viewers and left them mesmerized. The contest features international players and provides an opportunity even to the talented players to showcase their talents.

The Covid-19 had almost canceled the tournament and left the fans disheartened. The disheartened fans found a sight of hope recently as the tournament was rescheduled.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) finally has a tentative schedule. The Indian cricket board (BCCI) wants the league to begin on September 26 (a Saturday) and conclude on November 8 (Sunday) — a period of 44 days to host 60 games.

Yes, it is confirmed that IPL 2020 season will be conducted this year. But it has to meet two conditions. 

 Condition 1 – The first of the two conditions is that ICC officially announces the postponement of the T20 World Cup. This announcement can come on Monday as ICC Board is scheduled to meet @ 4.30 PM. It is expected that the first condition for IPL 2020 will be fulfilled tom with this announcement.  

Condition 2 – Indian Government permissions to take IPL 2020 out of India. BCCI needs permission from the Indian government to move IPL 2020 outside India. Once the ICC announcement comes, BCCI will write to the government for permission to shift the IPL to a foreign country. This is more of a procedural step and the government should grant this permission without any hiccup. 

Broadcaster Star India and the franchises are reported to have reservations about this ‘constricted scheduling’. The final will be held a week before Diwali, which is good news for the fans.

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