IPL set to start on Sep 19...

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IPL set to start on Sep 19

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:55 PM, 24 July 2020   Updated: 12:56 PM, 24 July 2020

IPL set to start on Sep 19

IPL set to start on Sep 19

ICC T20 World Cup 2020 has been postponed due to coronavirus pandemic which was slated to start from October 18 in Australia. The postponement of the ICC T20 World Cup has opened the door for organizing IPL. If all goes well, the 13th edition of the IPL will start from September 19 in the United Arab Emirates with the final on November 8.

A source in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently told media. "IPL will start on September 19 and will continue till November 8 and the teams will leave for the United Arab Emirates on August 20," a senior BCCI official said.

"It is a window of 51 days which will suit the franchisees, stakeholders and broadcasters," he added.

While there was speculation that the IPL will start from September 26, the BCCI decided to advance it by a week in order to ensure that the Indian team's tour of Australia in not jeopardized. 

This year's IPL was scheduled to start on March 29. But due to the deteriorating coronavirus situation in India, the tournament was deferred several times.