Vernacularly known as IPL and officially known as Vivo IPL, the 2020 Indian Premier League has been scheduled between 29 March 2020 and 24 May 2020. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League consists of eight teams playing seven home and seven away matches. Stay tuned to read the recent and exclusive IPL 2020 Latest News.
A Shortened Version of IPL Can Held in UAE or Sri Lanka: Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar on Salaam Cricket 2020 said IPL can be held in September-October if T20 World Cup postpones
13th June 2020– Batting great Sunil Gavaskar said that there are chances of IPL 2020 to happen overseas if the International Cricket Council (ICC) will come to a decision of postponing T20 Men’s World Cup till next year.
While speaking to Salaam Cricket 2020, he said that regardless of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secures a window for the tournament of IPL 2020; India will still not be able to host the tournament like every year due to the probable monsoon season arriving during September and October. Thereby BCCI seeks an alternative country, either Sri Lanka or the UAE to host Indian Premier League 2020.
As per his interview, BCCI can bear a shortened tournament while considering all the safety measures and restrictions in the wake of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
“If the IPL is held in Sri Lanka from September then it might be possible. If you play somewhere overseas then the home and away factor won’t be there. So instead of the 14 matches per team, the tournament will be reduced to maybe 7 matches per team.
That might be possible and only then maybe the IPL can happen. Then we can have IPL in September-October, not in India because there can be monsoon at that time. Maybe, Sri Lanka or UAE can host the IPL,” Sunil Gavaskar.
IPL 2020 was scheduled to happen on 18th February 2020 and has also missed the April-May window due to the pandemic. While the tournament is postponed till further notice, a ray of hope can be seen in a letter of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly written to state associations and stakeholders for hosting the T20 World Cup.
Brijesh Patel, IPL governing council chairman on their website mentioned that the BCCI is hopeful for the September-October window for hosting the IPL 2020 tournament.
The IPL tournament fully depends on the decision of ICC for the T20 World Cup.
“After hearing what the Australian govt said, it seems like the T20 World Cup can happen. Players will have to reach Australia earlier than usual for the 14-day quarantine period and then for the practice matches. If the ICC accepts that the tournament will have to happen then it will be difficult to hold the IPL. If the T20 World Cup got canceled then only the IPL window is possible.
The T20 World Cup can happen but there will be 16 teams in the tournament with 15 players each including their support staff, doctors, etc. It will be difficult to hold but if the Australian government says it can happen, then it can happen maybe in October-November. There is still some time, maybe the curve in India also will flatten by then,” Gavaskar said.
A Quick Recap of IPL 2020 before it starts
- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the scheduled date of IPL 2020 has been pushed forward from 29th march to 5 potential dates: April 15, April 21, April 25, May 1 and May 5.
- Delhi Capitals brought splendid player Ajinkya Rahane in the team from the trade window.
- A total of 10 players have been swapped through the trading window including Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, and Mayank Markande.
- Mayank Markande became the first-ever player in history to be traded twice.
- Over INR 207.65 crores (£22.5 million approx.) was reserved to fill 73 vacant slots.
- Rajasthan Royals had the highest wallet at the start [INR 28.90 Crore] and saved 14.75 Crores in the end.
- The Australian paceman, Pat Cummins has become the most expensive foreign player for a whopping Rs 15.5 Crores to KKR.
- The purchase price of Patt is just ₹50 lakh less than Yuvraj Singh’s 16 crores.
- Australian batsman Chris Lynn becomes the first purchased player in the 2020 auction by Mumbai Indians.
- Most Expensive Retained Players are Ben Stokes (12 CR.), David Warner (12 CR.), MS Dhoni (15 CR.), Rohit Sharma (15 CR), Rohit Sharma (15 CR.), and Virat Kohli (17 CR.)
- Big names who went unsold are Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme and Shai Hope.
- On 14th Feb 2020, RCB unveiled its new logo and tweeted “New Decade, New RCB, New Logo.”
- David Warner replaces Kane Williamson and becomes the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s captain.
- Pravin Tambe and Chris Green are banned from IPL 2020 while Shivam Mavi and Nitish Rana might get banned as well due to age fudging.
- BCCI will incur a huge loss of Rs. 3, 269.5 Crores if, IPL 2020 gets cancelled this year.
Here is the All-In Recap about IPL 2020.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly gives Shocking IPL 2020 Update
On 14th March, the BCCI President Saurav Ganguly declared that the 13th edition of IPL will be cut short, unfortunately, if it happens, according to the PTI.
In a conversation with Mumbai reporter after the meeting of IPL Governing Council, the former India skipper said about the upcoming league, “It will happen, because if it is April 15, then, in any case, 15 days are gone, it has to be truncated. How truncated, how many games, I can’t say at the moment.”
All international & domestic series suspended
Sadly, due to coronavirus pandemic, the BCCI has also suspended the ODI series between India and South Africa along with the IPL 2020. The board will reschedule the remaining two one-day international series matches against South Africa.
Not only this, but the apex Indian Cricket Board has also suspended all the domestic games that include the Irani Cup, scheduled on March 18.
“We will monitor further. Safety is most important and with the current situation with what is going around the world and in India, with government directives, we have even postponed the remaining domestic matches.” Saurav Ganguly, BCCI President
When asked about any potential backup plan regarding all these postponed matches, to which he replied, “I can’t say anything at the moment, allow us a week, let’s see how it goes around the world.”
BCCI Announces 5 Potential IPL 2020 Start Dates
There is no possibility that IPL 2020 will happen anytime soon due to coronavirus pandemic.
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, BCCI saw the need to postpone the most awaiting 13th edition of IPL.
The Board has decided 5 potential dates April 15, April 21, April 25, May 1 and May 5. The dates are the mutual decision of Board and IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel and representatives of eight franchises. The meeting took place in Mumbai on Saturday, March 14th.
Initially, the most iconic domestic tournament IPL was scheduled to start on March 29th, 2020. The Board and government together came to the conclusion that postponing IPL 2020, for now, will be an apt idea to ignore mass gathering as a preventive measure to coronavirus.
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BCCI Suspends IPL 2020 until April 15 amidst Coronavirus Pandemic
BCCI has pushed back the scheduled date from 29th March to 15th April. The step has been taken as a precautionary measure against the Coronavirus pandemic.
“The BCCI is concerned and sensitive about all its stakeholders, and public health in general, and it is taking all necessary steps to ensure that, all people related to IPL including fans have a safe cricketing experience,” Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI.
- The decision comes a day after the Sports Ministry asked all national federations that include the Cricket Board, to follow the advisory of Health Ministry’s vis-à-vis COVID-19 pandemic and avoid large gatherings.
- On Friday, the Delhi Government banned all sports events and activities in the capital including IPL 2020 that can have a gathering of more than 200 people at a time.
- On Wednesday, the government cancelled all visas, except for a few officials that include diplomatic, official, UN/international organisations, employment, and project visas categories until 15th April in the wake of coronavirus outbreak in India.
The BCCI is cooperating in every manner to work closely with the Indian Government and Youth Affairs and Sports, Family Welfare and Ministry of Health to fight Coronavirus pandemic in every possible way.
Maharashtra Government Bans Ticket Sale of Opening MI vs CSK IPL Match
The first IPL 2020 match is scheduled to be played on March 29 between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. However, the coronavirus attack might postpone the league.
Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi Government has banned the ticket sales in Maharashtra for the Indian Premier League opener between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, issued by CNBC-TV 18 report. The decision has been taken to avoid mass gathering in the midst of Coronavirus.
Earlier, Maharashtra Health Minister requested BCCI to postpone the IPL 2020 matches due to the fatal coronavirus attack. However, BCCI President denied the request and said the match will neither be postponed nor preponed.
The state went into high alert when two people tested positive for Coronavirus. Clearly, the Mumbai government doesn’t want to take any further risks.
The dispute has dragged Governing Council to head the meeting on 14 March, Saturday to take the necessary decision.
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No IPL Postponement: Confirms BCCI President, Saurav Ganguly
Amid the Coronavirus global outbreak, BCCI President Saurav Ganguly declares no postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL). IPL 2020 will be held as per schedule.
The widespread of the fatal Coronavirus has impacted many sporting events on the global level. The virus which was first founded in china has today reached almost 100 countries. So far India has encountered 61 cases however, fortunately, no death has been reported.
- Maharashtra Health Minister some days ago requested BCCI to delay the match until the ratio falls down.
- Saurav Ganguly on Monday confirmed that there will be no delay in IPL 2020 matches.
- Most of the matches will be played in the 7 top hit Coronavirus states.
BCCI President Ganguly confirmed that the matches will be played on the decided date. He also said that the board will take every possible precaution before and during IPL.
Jofra Archer Out of IPL 2020
Jofra Archer has been ruled out of IPL 2020 due to sustaining an injury against South Africa earlier this year. He has been out of action since the injury.
Archer took a repeat MRI scan this week in London and has been reviewed by the ECB medical team. He is progressing as expected from the stress fracture to his right elbow during the South Africa tour in January. He will have a further scan in mid-April before returning to competitive cricket. His full focus will be on playing for England; updates ECB on its official website.
England’s National Team coach Chris Silverwood said, “My priority is getting him right for England and our international summer,”
“Sussex will play a big part in that and we will work very closely with them to make sure he gets the best preparation possible. The only things we have been talking about are what’s best for England and what’s best to get him right for that.
“We just want him to be fit, full stop. We want him to be 100 percent ready, 100 percent fresh and 100 percent fit for the international season.”
Archer was bought by Rajasthan Royals for $1.04 million in 2018 and was retained in IPL 2019 and IPL 2020.
The England pacer had hoped to make a comeback before IPL. Earlier he said he was “making good progress” with the injury and had his “fingers crossed” about playing in Indian Premier League 2020 when he signed a contract extension with Sussex.
Jofra will be continuing his rehabilitation. He will be returning to competitive cricket in May for Sussex ahead of England’s Test series against West Indies which starts in early June.
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IPL All-Stars Match to Be Held Post IPL 2020, Date, Venue Yet To Be Decided
The one-off All-star match is said to be delayed due to complex operational reasons.
The much-awaited encounter will precede IPL 2020.
IPL ALL-STARS MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
- All-Star match has been postponed to the end of IPL 2020.
- The delay is said to be due to operational reasons.
- The final date and venue for the match are yet to be decided.
There has been massive anticipation among players and fans for the first-ever IPL All-stars match. The match is supposed to be played for charity purposes.
Earlier, the match was supposed to be held before the IPL 2020. But, according to recent news, BCCI has planned an All-stars charity match after the tournament. The tournament will run through 57 days. While corroborating, IPL 2020 Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel said, “It will be after the tournament. We will see the performance of the players and on that basis, the two teams will be selected.”
If BCCI successfully organizes the match, it will create a history in the cricket world. This could become one of the iconic cricket matches as rumors are legends like M.S. Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Ab Devilliers, and Virat Kohli may play from one team.
How will it work?
According to sources, the Governing Council of BCCI and IPL will make only two teams playing against each other; one team from North India and the second from West and South India.
If this happens, cricket fans can see strong players from teams like Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders playing together in one team. While, the other possible team would be Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Chennai Super Kings.
The match will be an end-booster for the cricket fans to say goodbye to the IPL’s 13th edition.
RCB New Logo
The excitement of Royal Challengers Bangalore can be seen as the franchise has unveiled its brand new logo. The logo has a fierce lion returning him to the Royal lineage. On the same matter, RCB said “New Decade, New RCB, and this is our new logo #PlayBold.”
Royal Challengers Bangalore will kick-off this season on 31st March against KKR. RCB captain Virat Kohli will want the team to perform better than previous seasons and win the IPL 2020 trophy. For Latest RCB News click here.
IPL 2020 is here
The opening match undoubtedly will be the most exciting as Mumbai Indians, defeated Chennai Super Kings in 2019. Mumbai Indians are 4 times trophy winners and defending champions. CSK has won the tournament thrice. The match will be tough and fans of each team will be tensed and thrilled, concurrently.
This year’s edition schedule had already been released by the respective franchisees on 14th Feb without waiting for the official announcement by the BCCI. Cricket fans are already in josh for this season. This edition brings only 6 double headers, making it the longest in the tournament history.
Meanwhile, this edition will not witness any double-headers on Saturdays, like previous editions. There will be only 6 double-headers this year, all of them on Sundays. The teams will play a total of 60 games throughout the tournament.
Another good news is that all the teams will play 7 home games in their base cities. Rajasthan Royals will play 2 of their games either in Guwahati or Jaipur on April 5 and 9. However, the venues for several games are yet not decided and will be finalized soon.
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