The occasion, which was earlier scheduled to kick off in March, will now start on September 19 and finish on November 10.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its all-important Governing Council assembly on Sunday determined that the upcoming version which had been delayed as a result of coronavirus pandemic, will embody 10 double headers and the night matches will begin at 7:30 pm IST.
The IPL GC determined to stage the event within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the matches can be performed in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi topic to obligatory clearances from the Government of India.
The 53-day event will witness 10-afternoon matches beginning at 15:30 IST whereas the night matches will begin at 19:30 IST.
The Governing Council additionally mentioned the excellent Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which can be finalised and printed sooner or later, together with the businesses to execute and ship a bio-secure atmosphere for secure and profitable conduct of IPL 2020 Season.
According to a BCCI official it was determined to take the IPL into one other week and the ultimate can be performed on November 10. The official chatting with IANS additionally revealed that ten double headers have been deliberate to make sure that there may be sufficient spacing between the video games contemplating the strict protocol that can be in place.
Speaking to IANS, the official stated, “We have decided to go up till November 10 and so the final will be held on a weekday for the first time. Also, to ensure that there is enough gaps between games considering the travelling and the bio secure environment and keeping all these things in mind, we will have 10 double headers this season.”
Talking concerning the beginning time, the official stated the night video games can be at 7:30pm IST. “We have decided to bring it forward by 30 minutes from the regular time of the IPL which is 8:00pm for the evening games and we will start at 7:30 instead.”
The entry of followers was additionally mentioned within the assembly and the official revealed that these items could be taken care of after session with the Emirates Cricket Board.
“It would be great to have some fans come in as that would boost the morale of the players for sure. But what needs to be remembered is that the safety of the players is priority. So, these are the things we will discuss with the ECB at the right time,” acknowledged the official.
An official additionally advised IANS that the franchises have been requested to start out the visa course of. “We have been asked to start out visa process,” an official of a franchise stated.
The Governing Council additionally reviewed the Player Regulations for alternative participant for 2020 season.
Women’s T20 Challenge may even happen within the UAE and can comprise three groups with 4 matches to be performed through the IPL Playoff week.
Chinese sponsors intact
Another lingering difficulty put to relaxation on Sunday was Chinese sponsorship of the IPL because the GC determined to retain all its sponsors, together with Chinese cellular firm VIVO.
It grew to become a bone of rivalry after violent clashes between the Indian and Chinese troops in japanese Ladakh in June. India misplaced 20 troopers within the showdown, inflicting outrage throughout the nation after which the BCCI promised to assessment the offers.
“All I can say is that all our sponsors are with us. Hopefully you can read between the lines,” an IPL GC member advised PTI on circumstances of anonymity after Sunday’s assembly.
As IPL title sponsor, VIVO pays round Rs 440 crore per 12 months, a five-year deal that ends in 2022. It would have been troublesome for the Board to get new sponsors at a brief discover given the present financially troublesome local weather.
(With inputs from IPL Media & businesses)
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