The thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League aka IPL 2020 is going to start from the 19th of September and the fans are eagerly waiting for the biggest cricket league in terms of revenue generated. According to BCCI IPL adds more than 160 million US dollars to the GDP of India. The IPL was scheduled to start from 29 March 2020 but the global pandemic COVID-19 suspended the league till further improvements. At last, BCCI decided to shift the league to the United Arab Emirates. The venues for the matches would be the three exquisite stadiums Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, and Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Abu Dhabi.
UAE To Host IPL 2020!
UAE has defeated the Corona Virus but still, for the prevention of all the stakeholders involved, the Emirates Cricket Board decided not to allow the crowd to spectate the match for the time being. They said they will closely work with authorities to seek approval of what protocols need to be followed. They can allow some crowd following the SOPs for the later matches. But the inaugural matches would be behind the close doors.
The IPL 2020 aka season 13 opening match would be played between the defending Champion Mumbai Indians and the Runners up of the previous season Chennai Super Kings. The match would be played at 7 pm Pakistani Time and 7.30 pm Indian Time.
UAE has already hosted the IPL in 2015 when there were elections going on India and we have seen house full matches there But this time fans have to wait for orders because there is no possibility to allow spectators for at least the initial matches.
The eight teams of the 13th season would be fighting for the title and there is a total of 56 matches to be played in this season and the final match would be on 10 November 2020.
Virat is the highest-paid player of this season with the salary of 17 crore Indian Rupee and Australia’s Pat Cummins is the highest paid overseas player with a salary of 15.5 crores Indian Rupee.
This is the schedule which BCCI has revealved:
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