All the teams have also reached UAE for IPL 2020, but so far no team knows when and against which team they have to take the field.
new Delhi. All teams have reached UAE for the 13th season of IPL 2020, but the IPL 2020 schedule has not been released yet. Everyone, including the team, fans are eagerly waiting for the schedule. According to a report in The Hindu, the availability of Abu Dhabi is the reason behind the delay in schedule. Abu Dhabi is one of the venue of IPL, but now due to increasing cases of Corona virus, there is a situation of confusion over its availability. This is the reason why BCCI is delayed in releasing the IPL schedule. The Regional Authority of Abu Dhabi has made Rapid Test mandatory at the entry point.
This would mean additional expenses from teams outside Abu Dhabi, broadcasters and other officials and now the BCCI is considering a solution. There are reports that the board may reduce the number of matches in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi may host some matches in the first half,
according to a source Abu Dhabi may host some matches in the first half. Currently six of the eight teams are in Dubai, while Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are in Abu Dhabi. Teams like Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab can start training at Sharjah and ICC Academy from Thursday.
A few days ago, IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel said while talking to Inside Sports that we know that there is a delay in the release of schedule. Patel said that it is being ensured that the schedule is released before the week ends.
First match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings!
Although the schedule of the IPL Governing Council is yet to be officially released, the captain of Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma has indicated the opening match of this season. After the announcement of MS Dhoni’s retirement, Rohit had congratulated him for his brilliant career and said that he will meet on the toss on 19th. That is, on September 19, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will be face to face. Rohit has indicated the opening match of IPL, but it is yet to be decided on where this match will be played in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.