IPL 2020 will be held in the UAE from September 19 with the finals being scheduled on November 8, Indian Premier League Chairman Brijesh Patel told media on Friday. With everything seems on place for the tournament to take place this year, Indian fans are very much excited about watching their favorite cricketers getting back to action. India’s Badminton Star Kidambi Srikanth is no different from other cricket fans as he took to twitter to express his happiness saying that he was “excited & looking forward to see @msdhoni play again”.
MS Dhoni has not been in action since India’s loss to New Zealand since 2019 World Cup. “Great to know #IPL2020 is happening. I’m excited and looking forward to see @msdhoni play again!” tweeted Kidambi Srikanth.
“The GC will meet shortly but we have finalized the schedule. It will run from September 19 to November 8. We expect the government approval to come through. It is a full 51-day IPL,” Patel told media.
“We are making the SOP and it will be ready in a few days. To allow crowd or not depends on the UAE government. Anyway social distancing has to be maintained. We have left it for their government to decide on that. Will also be writing to the UAE board formally,” Patel said.
There was a massive uncertainty over the commencement of the IPL 2020 with the coronavirus pandemic starting with the sports calendar. The path was cleared for the IPL to be held when the ICC took the decision to postpone this year’s T20 World Cup. The IPL 2020 was originally scheduled to commence from March this year but was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.