According to the informal reports, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to reveal the awaited schedule of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) on 29th August.
The schedule has still been pending amidst the COVID-19 strike at UAE. If the cases continue to rise, it might be a threat for the board to organize the league. However, the announcement is not formal yet but the speculations are of 29th August for the proper schedule, venues, timings of the 51 matches.
IPL 2020 schedule to be announced on 29th August: Reports
“Just small pieces of the jigsaw puzzles are remaining and we should resolve them and release the schedules soon. ECB chief’s support in the matter was of great help. We will incorporate changes in the schedule as per our discussions with the local authorities,” said one of the BCCI sources currently in Dubai as reported by Cricket Next.
The league will commence on 19th September in full swing but with all the matches behind closed doors. UAE is still not free of COVID-19 and the more cases being reported to have interrupted deciding the schedule.
Earlier, the league was all set to be initiated by 29th March but amidst the globally deadly virus strike, the league got postponed indefinitely several times. BCCI decided to hold the league at any cost and after the Two World Cup has been shifted to another year, the world’s richest cricket board got their complete luck on a drive with the Asia Cup canceled earlier.
This time, more ratio would be of home-siders Indians as amidst the health crisis, fewer foreigners will be featuring themselves.