The highly anticipated schedule for Indian Premier League tournament finally announced for this year, and since IPL has been polestar of the cricket’s world, the fans are thrilled to know that IPL 2020 is set to hit the grounds on September 19, 2020 with the finals on November 8 in United Arab Emirates (UAE) as host because of the alarming conditions in India, as confirmed by the IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel on July 24, 2020. Though the final decision is yet to be given by the government of India. With the T20 World cup postponed, the decision for planning IPL can be healthy for India as it would be an escape from the situations caused by the pandemic. Also, Dhoni’s comeback in this edition of IPL is generating eagerness among Indians as well as IPL Teams because Chennai Super Kings were the runners up in last season.
According to the IPL 2020 Schedule, This year will not witness any double headers on Saturdays resulting in the league phase gaining an extra week, instead it is scheduled for 51- day tournament with 2 matches each on Saturdays and Sundays. Due to COVID-19, proper safety measures are to be taken for the players , the governing council will discuss procedures about it. Although, the decision for crowd calling is left to the host, because there may be chances of threat. If UAE allows crowds, the IPL 2020 tickets can be booked through Book my show, Paytm or the online IPL ticket booking page. However, strict social distancing will be practised surely. Also, one can view the live match on Hotstar application. The pricing of tickets may go from Rs. 200 – Rs 10,000 depending upon the block you choose. The ticket pricing may vary according the teams you choose too. As the audience is already excited about the first IPL 2020 match, there are recent reports that say some key players might miss first few games because of national duties, like Rajasthan Royals while some might get delayed because of COVID situations. Opening match will be played between the Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings on 19 September 2020. Audience already started rating the winning chances of teams and hooting for their favourite ones . Also, the IPL confirmed that 2 new teams will be added in season 14, IPL 2021. Many corporate houses in India are bidding for new 2 teams. The details will be soon out.
IPL 2020 Sponsors Details
The Chinese technology giant Vivo has bagged the sponsorship rights since 2018 and is also the main title sponsor for IPL, along with coca-cola India, Amazon, Phone Pe and Maruti Suzuki. With the unsettled ties with China lately, the presence of Chinese sponsers is little sceptical this time which will lead to review of all the sponsorships. With all these pending decisions, IPL 2020 is still making its mark in global pandemic as the biggest annual cricketing festival. Get ready to immerse in the ultimate cricket thrill as the world gets ready for the 13th IPL. In regard to this, Gautam Gmbhir says “It’s not about which franchise wins or which player scores runs or which guy takes wicket, its simply changing the mood of the nation. So this IPL probably will be bigger than the rest of the IPLs because I think this is for the nation,” .