Updated: September 6, 2020 10:20:40 am
IPL 2020 UAE Schedule, Time Table: The much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) schedule for this year will be released on Sunday, chairman Brijesh Patel said a day earlier. All eight teams are currently awaiting the release of fixtures but due to different quarantine rules in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, IPL’s operations team took time to finalise the schedule.
The schedule was earlier expected to be out in the last week of August but the announcement was delayed, yet again, after 13 personnel of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp tested positive for COVID-19.
It is expected that defending champions Mumbai Indians and runners-up Chennai Super Kings will be pitted against each other in the first game of this edition of the tournament on September 19.
The upcoming 53-day edition is by far the longest in the history of the league and the number of double headers is expected to be reduced this year, with the tournament coming to an end on November 10.
It is after six years that the tournament is being played in UAE. Back in 2014, the BCCI hosted the first 20 matches of the league in UAE due to General Elections. This year, the outbreak of COVID-19 forced BCCI to shift the tournament outside India.
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