IPL to be held in UAE begins September 19, final on November 10

by Sports | 02-08-2020 | 865 views

NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) met today via video-conference to decide on the issues concerning the VIVO IPL 2020 edition. Taking note of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in India, the IPL GC decided to stage the tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the matches will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi subject to necessary clearances from the Government of India.

VIVO IPL 2020 will be played from 19th September and the final will be played on 10th November 2020. The 53-day tournament will witness 10-afternoon matches starting at 15:30 IST while the evening matches will start at 19:30 IST.

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.

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said that the women's IPL or the Challenger series, as it is better known, is "very much on". Ganguly added that there would be a camp for women before the tournament. "The women's Challenger series is likely to be held between November 1 to November 10," a source said.

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