The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has sent an acceptance letter to the Emirates Cricket Board for granting them permission to host the thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The IPL is ready to open its wings by 19th September and will last till November 8th.
According to the chairman of IPL, Birjesh Patel, the dates are still to be confirmed by the council after the government’s approval and the revealed dates are informal.
The rest of the details will be discussed in the meeting scheduled for next week.
The league will go ahead in full fledge. The broadcasters’ contracts were to cost the board and IPL negatively hence, they looked forward to the financial blows that could scare them and decided to hold IPL. if the IPL would have canceled, BCCI could have suffered a mega-loss of INR 4000 crore.
BCCI sends an acceptance letter to Emirates Cricket Board for hosting IPL 2020
“Yes, we have sent the acceptance letter to the ECB and both the boards will be working together from now on to stage the tournament,” said Birjesh Patel.
According to the reports, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is going to depart for UAE before any other franchise for taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The side seems super-excited as they earlier started practicing sessions in March. Unfortunately, the practicing was stopped in the midst of the wake of globally spreading Coronavirus.
Earlier, the league was all set to be kicked off by 29th March but the several delays amidst the Coronavirus delayed the league shortly. The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) was looking for every possible window to organize the cash-rich T20 league. After the ACC and the ICC have canceled the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup, BCCI has got a vacant window of September-November to hold it and have decided 19th September as the initiative date.