The cash-rich and most awaited cricket league IPL’s (Indian Premier League) 13th season would begin from 29th March. BCCI’s President Sourav Ganguly informed on Monday. Other important announcements were also made after BCCI’s governing council meeting held yesterday.
The final would be played at Wankhede Stadium on the 24th of May. Unlike previous years this year, the night games would have a usual 8:00 PM start. However, the number of double-headers (a 4 PM and 8 PM game same day) have been reduced. Only 5 double-headers would be played this year.
In a first IPL would be preceded by an ‘All-Stars Game’. The ‘All-star game’ featuring the international cricketing starts would be a charitable match. The match would be played 3 days before the IPL 2020 begins. The venue of the match would soon be announced.
There would be some more firsts in this years IPL. Concussion substitute and ‘third umpire no-ball’ would be introduced. While concussion substitute is a move in line with ICC’s new guidelines ‘third umpire no-ball’ was a much needed to weed away manual umpiring errors.
Detailed schedule of the IPL 2020 would be soon rolled out by the BCCI after venues for the games.