Ipl 2020 Start Date And Timings Revealed: BCCI announces start date of IPL 2020 and declares that there will be no changes in timings.
In a major update ahead of the Indian Premier League 2020, BCCI has announced the start date, end date and timings of the matches going to be played in the upcoming edition of the cricket tournament.
The 13th season of the Indian Premier League is set to begin on March 29, IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed to Cricbuzz on Monday (January 27). The tournament final will be held on May 24 in Mumbai.
According to the statements given by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, there will be lesser number of doubleheaders game (4 PM and 8 PM) in the new season of IPL.
Only six games will have a 4 PM start, while the rest of games will continue to have a start time of 8 PM, even as the broadcasters had reportedly asked for an earlier start.
“There will be no change in the timing of IPL night games. It will start from 8 pm like earlier years. There was discussion about 7:30 pm but it’s not happening,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly told reporters after the meeting.
“We will have only five doubleheaders (4 pm and 8 pm) this time. IPL final will be held in Mumbai. Furthermore, BCCI has also decided to make more additions. “The concussion substitute and the no-ball rule are new additions for the season,” Ganguly added.
BCCI has also announced that there will be an IPL all-star game, IPL All-Stars tournament that will take place before the IPL. However, he brushed aside the possibility of the new stadium in Ahmedabad. The revenue from the game will go to charity.
“It will be an IPL All-Stars Game three days before the start of IPL. The venue is not Ahmedabad as it still not match ready. We have not decided on where we will make the donation,” the former India captain said.