In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in India, the IPL Governing Council has decided to stage the VIVO IPL 2020 EDITION in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 19th September, with the first final to be played on 10th November 2020. The matches will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi subject to necessary clearances from the Government of India. The 53-day tournament will witness 10-afternoon matches starting at 15:30 IST while the evening matches will start at 19:30 IST.
The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) had met on Sunday via video-conference to decide on the issues concerning the VIVO IPL 2020 edition, and BCCI Hony Secretary Jay Shah announced the decision late the same night.
BCCI has said it will call for a meeting with the franchises shortly.
The Women’s T20 Challenge will also take place in the UAE and will comprise three teams with four matches to be played during the IPL Playoff week.
The IPL Governing Council also discussed the comprehensive Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which will be finalised and published in due course, including the agencies to execute and deliver a bio-secure environment for safe and successful conduct of IPL 2020 Season.
The Governing Council also reviewed the Player Regulations for replacement player for 2020 season.