IPL to start on September 19, final on November 8, says Brijesh Patel.


There’s some very good news surrounding IPL. The eagerly-awaited IPL; which was delayed due to COVID-19; will start on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ; and will end on November 8. IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel told PTI on Friday. BCCI has chalked out 51-day window for IPL.

There are three grounds available in UAE — Dubai International Stadium, Sheikh Zayed Stadium and the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Reports say that the BCCI will be renting the grounds of the ICC Academy for training of the teams. 

Though Patel confirmed the schedule; the BCCI is still awaiting permission from the government 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.”

Commenting on whether crowds will be allowed, he said, “To allow crowd or not depends on the UAE government. Anyway social distancing has to be maintained. We have left it for their government to decide on that.”

Brijesh Patel also added that the India tour of Australia is also on. He said by then the Caribbean Premier League(CPL) and the England-Australia series will also end, so the overseas players will be available. Adding further he said that the final matters will be discussed in a meeting next week.

Reports say that all teams will leave India; by August 20. This will give teams atleast one-month for preparation.

Good news for MS Dhoni’s fans!

Well, today the happiest persons on the earth will be Dhoni’s fans. It’s been over a year since we saw MS Dhoni play. The Twitterati(especially MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli’s fans) can’t keep calm; upon hearing this news.

Some good news finally in the year 2020!!

Thanks guys for visting. Stay Tuned for latest updates about cricket. Cricket for life!!

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