IPL to start from 19th September in UAE
Most popular franchise cricket league Indian Premier League (IPL)will start on 19 September in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As per the reports, the final match will be played on 8th November.
"The GC will meet shortly but we have finalised the schedule. It will run from 19 September to 8 November. We expect the government approval to come through. It is a full 51-day IPL,"IPL chairman Brijesh Patel said.
The IPL has been made possible by the ICC's decision to postpone the October-November T20 World Cup in Australia owing to the COVID-19 pandemic due to which the host country expressed its inability to conduct the event.
The IPL Chairman informed that the IPL Governing Council is scheduled to meet next week to plan out the final details and approve the schedule. The BCCI has informally informed all the franchises about its plan.
While there was speculation that the IPL will start from September 26, the BCCI decided to advance it by a week in order to ensure that the Indian team's tour of Australia is not jeopardised.