On Tuesday, CSK will leave for UAE on August 21 for the IPL 2020 said CSK CEO, Kasi Viswanathan. Before heading for UAE the team will attend a Training camp in Chennai at the the MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), said Viswanathan, while speaking to Media.
He also added that “Dubai will be the base camp for the CSK squad. The team will start practicing at Chepauk from August 16 & will leave for UAE on August 21. Dhoni and Raina, along with other team members, would arrive by August 14-15, and we would leave for UAE around August 21”.
The franchise is also looking forward to carry 8-10 Net bowlers however nothing has been finalized yet. The 13th edition of the IPL will now be played only for 53 days from September 19 to November 10 in a bio-secure bubble to ensure the safety of management & players. The matches will be played across three venues Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Sharjah.
On Monday BCCI also received a formal written approval by the Government to stage IPL in the UAE. The timings of both the slots of matches will be played half-an-hour earlier than usual timings.
“IPL 2020 will be played from September 19 and the final will be played on November 10, 2020. The 53-day tournament will witness 10-afternoon matches starting at 15:30 IST while the evening matches will start at 19:30 IST,” the BCCI release had stated.
The Emirates Cricket Board had also confirmed that they have received Official Clearance from the BCCI to host the IPL 2020. The IPL was originally scheduled to be played from March 29 but was postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus pandemic. However now the IPL is all start to kick start on the rustic grounds of UAE.