The postponed version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held in the UAE will start on September 19, with the remaining to be performed on November 8. IPL chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed the schedule on Friday, though the Indian board is still awaiting a inexperienced sign from the authorities for taking IPL out of India.
“We have written to the Indian government. We are expecting a reply soon. Once it comes in, an IPL governing council meeting will be called next week to finalise all the other details.”
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This means after the postponement of the T20 World Cup in Australia, BCCI has chalked out a 51-day window for IPL, the similar as last year, ruling out extra double-headers. Having two matches on the similar day has grow to be a bone of competition with the broadcasters, who are usually not ready to leverage the afternoon matches the similar method as the late night fixtures. Even when the double-headers are scheduled, they’re reserved for weekends. The similar formulation shall be utilized when the schedule is lastly given form.
When the governing council meets subsequent week, it’s going to produce other selections to take, whether or not the residence and away format might be retained this year or not. There are three venues in the UAE–Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai–where matches might be staged. Dubai itself has two grounds; aside from the foremost stadium, there may be additionally the ICC academy floor the place T20 internationals of Associate Nations have been staged. Also, the modalities of expenditure, how a lot could be borne by the franchises and by the board can have to be finalised. “All these issues will be decided by the governing council,” Patel said.
The assembly will even resolve if IPL-13 can have restricted crowds, now that the coronavirus health scenario is rather a lot higher there. “We will seek the advice of the UAE government, if we can have any crowds,” he said.
It is expected that with each team needing a minimum of a month to prepare, the franchises shall be leaving base by August 20, which provides them precisely four-weeks to put together.