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‘Usually end up going till 11:30 or 11:45’: Aakash Chopra welcomes change in match timings for IPL 2020

The 13th season of the Indian Premier League will happen in the United Arab Emirates from September 19 till November 8. After a lot deliberation, the IPL Governing Council lastly selected the placement for the league this year and not too long ago bought an approval from the central authorities to carry the event in UAE. Franchises will now look to begin their preparation camps for the event and can look to create bio-secure bubbles for the gamers.

Another attention-grabbing change going down in this year’s IPL is the night match timings. The video games normally begin at Eight pm and go on till midnight which generally turns into a problem. In 2020, the matches will start at 7:30 pm as a substitute of 8.

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Former India batsman Aakash Chopra on Monday welcomed the governing council’s resolution to begin the night matches half-an-hour sooner than common.

“The IPL matches starting at 7:30 in the evening is a good move. The matches should not be starting later than 7:30 even in India as well in my opinion, the matches that start at 8 usually end up going till 11:30 or 11:45,” Chopra said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.

The IPL 2020 will run for 53 days, September 19 – November 10, in the UAE topic to clearance from the Government of India (GoI), introduced the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday.

“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,” learn a BCCI launch.

The last of the event will probably be performed on November 10 whereas each the afternoon and night matches will probably be performed half-an-hour sooner than common.

“IPL 2020 will be played from September 19 and the final will be played on November 10, 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 BCCI launch added.

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The BCCI additionally confirmed that “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.

“IPL’s GC 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 the safe and successful conduct of IPL 2020 Season.”

The Governing Council additionally reviewed the participant laws for a alternative participant for the 2020 season. A gathering with the franchises will probably be known as shortly, BCCI said.

The IPL was initially slated to be performed from March 29 this year, but it surely was postponed as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

(with ANI inputs)

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