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IPL 2020: Suspense over schedule, all eyes on Indian board

IANS/Dubai
Filed on August 31, 2020 | Last updated on August 31, 2020 at 09.55 am
The BCCI recently met Emirates Cricket Board officials concerning the schedule.

The schedule could likely be out by Monday or Tuesday, though sources did not confirm the same.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is feeling the heat with some franchises of the Indian Premier League exerting pressure through oral and written requests for a quick release of the tournament schedule.

It has been more than a week since all IPL teams landed in UAE. However, the BCCI is yet to announce the schedule for the upcoming tournament.

According to sources, some of the franchises have 'requested' the Indian Cricket Board to announce the schedule 'quickly'.

"God knows, when will they (BCCI) share the schedule with us. We have requested the BCCI - both orally and through texts - to make it quick as we have to plan accordingly," a team source told IANS.

"Someone said by Monday or Tuesday, we will get it, but can't confirm it."

The BCCI recently met Emirates Cricket Board officials and most of the issues concerning the schedule and inter-city travel protocols have been resolved.

The tournament has already come under threat as 13 members have tested positive for coronavirus. Batsman Suresh Raina has also pulled out of the tournament citing personal reasons.

The BCCI issued a release and confirmed the news about the infected members without sharing their names. This also irked some franchises.

"They should have at least told us about the members, who all got infected. For our safety," added a team source.

The 13th edition of the IPL is scheduled to begin from September 19 with the final set to be played on November 10.


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