We have locked Sep 19-Nov 8 window for IPL 13: Chairman Brijesh Patel

The UAE is likely to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League.
The UAE is likely to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League.

Mumbai - The BCCI might make the official announcement on the dates and the venues only after the Governing Council meeting.



By IANS

Published: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 10:48 AM

Last updated: Sat 25 Jul 2020, 2:02 AM

The Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Brijesh Patel has confirmed that the 13th edition of the league will be played from September 19 to November 8.

Patel said that the window has been locked for the event.
"We have had a discussion and we are looking at the September 19-November 8 window for this edition of the league. We have informed the franchises about the same," he said.

If the IPL starts on September 19, some England and Australian players could miss the first few matches of the tournament as their national teams will be engaged in a bilateral series until September 15.
Patel said this issue will be discussed in the Governing Council meeting next week.

"Shouldn't be a problem. The England-Australia series ends on September 15. So, we should have them flying in directly to Dubai. We will discuss the final matters in the governing council meeting next week," he said.

The BCCI might make the official announcement on the dates and the venues only after the IPL's Governing Council meeting, but the board has already joined the franchises in making plans for the cash-rich league.

Apart from the IPL teams, logistics and operations teams from the BCCI will also be heading to the UAE to start their preparations for the big event.


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