A final schedule has been announced for the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League which will be held in UAE.
As the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 had officially been postponed, a window had opened for the commencement of the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League. In fact, the BCCI and the IPL Governing Council has officially announced a new schedule for the much-awaited cricket event.
With that, this year’s IPL will start on September 19 and will most likely end either November 8 or 10, depending on the final decision. For this year’s season, the IPL will not take place in India as the COVID-19 situation seems to worsen in the country. Instead, this season will be held in UAE -- namely, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.
In UAE, the quarantine protocols are more relaxed. Should the players test negative before flying to UAE and once they have arrived, then no isolation will be required. Still, the 60 games of the IPL will be played in a biosecure environment so as to ensure the safety of the players and of the staff.
As the finals of the IPL is scheduled on either November 8 or 10, the players of the Indian national team will still have enough time to quarantine for two weeks before their Test series against Australia on December 3.
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