Dream11 IPL 2020 to begin from 19 September.
First match to be played between MI & CSK.
BCCI to finalize schedule by end of this week.
The 13th edition of IPL is rescheduled in UAE, amid Covid-19 in India. The 1st match will be played on 19th September between Chennai Super Kings & Mumbai Indians. IPL will be held from 19th September & final will be held on 10th November in UAE. BCCI to finalize the complete schedule by end of this week!
The first match is played between those two teams, which played the last & final match of prior season’s IPL. The 12th edition of league’s final was played between CSK & MI, where MI won by just 1 run. Mumbai Indians & Chennai Super Kings are one of the most substantial teams of IPL with tremendous players on board.
Evening matches will start at 7:30PM (IST) (6:00PM, UAE), whereas afternoon matches will start at 3:30 PM (IST), (2PM, UAE). As of now the matches will be no-in person match, but for the later matches, audience may be allowed. Matches will be played in three venues of UAE, i.e. Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Sharjah.
The IPL governing council has a set a 24-player limit for each squad & each team can have any number of substitutes. All the teams have reached UAE & are under strict quarantine. BCCI is likely to make the pre-tournament practice camps available.
This year IPL is going to be different due to Corona Virus. Covid-19 monitoring apps, Aarogya Setu (Indian app) & DBX (UAE app) are made compulsory for every player & supporting staff. Each team will have one doctor each, who will regularly check on health of the players & team management members. There will be electronic team sheets & virtual team meetings, very less use of human interaction outside the ground will be made compulsory.
The updated protocols by BCCI states that suspected or positive cases will immediately be put under isolation & will be managed by the team doctor. BCCI have named few hospitals which will be made available to handle such cases in UAE. However, all the cases will be held according to UAE government protocols.
Currently team players & staff are following the robust testing protocols set by the BCCI, teams will be under quarantine for 6 days as per the protocols. International players have started to join their respective teams.
As per Detailed Standard Operation Procedure issued by BCCI team & management staff will undergo tests on day1, day3 & day 6 of six days quarantine period in UAE.
BCCI delegation will soon reach UAE to do recce of the facilities in the UAE & will be finalizing the due norms of the tournament!