Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020: Full Schedule, Teams, Time Table, Venue and More
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Premier League's full schedule is still awaited. The 13th season of the IPL is expected to start from September 19, 2020, but there's no clarity on the 60-match tournament which is to be played across UAE. The IPL officials are in conversation with the officials of the Emirates Cricket Board to get this matter solved on priority.
On Monday, Indian Premier League officials answered several questions raised by the players during a webinar. The players can not visit each other's room not only during the quarantine period but also before or after the tournament, despite staying in the bio bubble. However, the players can meet at the door of their rooms or in the designated meeting areas and must adhere to the two-metre social distancing requirement.
In addition to this, every player will wear a special Bluetooth band having an alarm, in case they break two-metre distance rule. In the team bus, the players will be sitting in a zig-zag manner, to avoid contact with each other. The family members of the players will also be given similar kind of bands. However, there's no update on the functionality of the bands so far.
Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most famous domestic T20 professional league in India. The 13th edition of the IPL 2020 will have 8 teams and will be played across UAE starting 19th September 2020. Let us have a look at the important facts of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Facts about the Indian Premier League (IPL):
First edition: 2008
Latest edition: 2020 (13th)
Cricket format: Twenty20
Administrator(s): Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
Tournament format: Double Round-robin and Knockout
Most titles by a team: Mumbai Indians (4)
Most runs: Virat Kohli (5412)
Most wickets: Lasith Malinga (170)
Total Prize money: US$ 7 million (2019)
Winning Team Prize money: US$2.8 million (2019)
IPL 2020 Schedule: 29 March – 24 May 2020
IPL 2020 Final:24 May 2020 (Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai)
Teams in the IPL 2020
There are 8 teams taking part in the 13th edition of the IPL 2020. Their names are;
1. Chennai Super Kings
2. Delhi Capitals
3. Kings XI Punjab
4. Kolkata Knight Riders
5. Mumbai Indians
6. Rajasthan Royals
7. Royal Challengers Bangalore
8. Sunrisers Hyderabad
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020:Full Schedule
The 60-match tournament schedule which is to be played across UAE is still awaited due to coronavirus pandemic. The officials of both the sides-- India and UAE-- are in conversation to get the matter resolved urgently.