The Indian Premier League (IPL) is ready to open its wings by 19th September and will last till November 8th.
Earlier, the league was all set to be kicked off by 29th March but the several delays amidst the Coronavirus delayed the league shortly. 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.
It is to be noted that it is going to be the tournament in full swing which will be completed in 51 days.
The league is all set to be commenced at the venues of UAE as the Head of the Cricket and Events of Dubai Sports City, Salman Hanif, had briefly explained the media about the preparations they have already started to prepare their venues.
IPL was earlier hosted at their venues in 2014 when the political tensions amid the Lok Sabha elections rose as the crisis for the country.
Earlier, Sri Lanka was on the agenda too but the BCCI has chosen UAE as the best possible venue for organizing the league.
After the IPL 2020 will be wind up, there will be only four months remaining in the initiations of IPL 2021 and according to the sources, the board is likely to diminish the mega-auction of IPL 2021.
The edition will go ahead with the pre-existing group of players for every franchise.
BCCI likely to call off IPL 2021 auction, franchises to commence with pre-existing players
“What’s the point in doing a mega auction now and not have enough time to plan it properly? IPL might as well go ahead and finish the 2021 edition of the tournament and then see how it wants to go about it,” the source said.