Former India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir believes the 13th version of the Indian Premier League will be the most important season of the match to this point. Gambhir’s confidence stems from the truth that the IPL 2020 is lastly going to occur, after its chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed the United Arab Emirates to be the host. With India battling a severe pandemic, the previous India batsman feels this year’s IPL guarantees to ‘change the mood of the nation’.
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“It does not matter where it goes but if it (IPL) goes to UAE, it’s a great venue to play cricket in any format and plus most importantly I think it’s going to change the mood of the nation as well,” Gambhir said on the Cricket Connected Show on Star Sports.
Gambhir, a two-time IPL successful captain with the Kolkata Knight Riders, reckons this year’s IPL will be for the whole nation of India. With the ICC making the official determination to postpone the T20 World Cup – initially scheduled to be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15 – the BCCI went forward planning the IPL.
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Postponed indefinitely because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the IPL 2020 is about to start September 19 and conclude with the ultimate on November 8, Patel confirmed Friday, though the ultimate details, together with its fixtures, will be determined when the Governing Council meets subsequent week.
“It’s not about which franchise wins or which player scores runs or which guy takes wicket, its simply changing the mood of the nation. So this IPL probably will be bigger than the rest of the IPLs because I think this is for the nation,” Gambhir said.