IPL fans finally have some great news from BCCI.
The Indian Premier League Governing Council met recently via video-conference to decide on the schedule for IPL 2020 edition. Keeping in mind 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.
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 IPL 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.
The Governing Council also reviewed the Player Regulations for replacement player for 2020 season.
Women’s T20 Challenge will also take place in the UAE and will comprise three teams with four matches to be played during the IPL Playoff week.
A meeting with the IPL Franchises will be called shortly.
This article first appeared on IPLT20.com