The a lot awaited 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to be played between September and November this year as IPL chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed on Friday that the tournament is more likely to start from September 19.
The schedule might be finalised after IPL’s governing council assembly however as things stands at the moment, the tournament might be played in the United Arab Emirates, pending authorities approvals. If the tournament is played outside India, resulting from the ongoing coronavirus disaster, this might be solely the second time that the tournament might be held fully outside India.
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Here the two earlier instances when IPL was played outside India.
1) IPL 2009: TheIndian Premier League made a smashing debut in the year 2008 because it captured the creativeness of the complete cricketing world with its slam bang cricket on the area and the glamour and razzmatazz off it. After an incredible opening seson, IPL was able to consolidate its success in 2009 however the BCCI was confronted with an uphilll problem.
It was the year of the common election and holding a tournament of the scale of IPL alongside aspect the elections was an unattainable job, specifically in phrases of making certain safety. But the present needed to go on and so it did. South Africa welcomes the BCCI with open arms and the tournament was shifted to the Rainbow Nation.
It turned out to be an incredible success as a worldwide viewers witnessed IPL matches played at the scenic venues of South Africa. The tournament noticed a star studded Royal Challengers Bangalore team tackle Adam Gilchrist impressed Deccan Chargers.
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In the finish the Chargers got here up trumps with younger gamers like Rohit Sharma and RP Singh excelling for the team.
2) IPL 2014: The solely different time IPL needed to transfer out of India was 5 years later in 2014 because it clashed with the common elections but once more. The BCCI although was capable of create a two-phase tournament which allowed the enterprise finish of the tournament to be played in India.
The preliminary section was played in UAE over three venues. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, taking part in for Kings XI Punjab, have been the star of the present in the opening leg. The tournament was ultimately received by Gautam Gambhir’s Kolkata Knight Riders.
KXIP reached the ultimate and regarded set for his or her maiden triumph after they put an enormous rating on the board in the ultimate. But they have been surprised by Manish Pandey, who played a match successful knock to assist KKR win their second title.