BCCI might reschedule IPL 2020 start date: Reports
The 13th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League which was supposed to go all guns blazing on March 29 might see a new kick-off date. The Board of Control for Cricket in India President Sourav Ganguly, in January, in an announcement, said that the world premiere tournament will start on March 29 and will come to a close on May 24.
However, it was an informal announcement as the official date is yet to be finalised. It has been learnt that the date was finalized considering the availability of the overseas cricketers, a group of who would be making it to India only on the first of April.
Meanwhile, a close source to BCCI in the know of developments has now revealed that the start date of the T20 blast would need to be rescheduled by India’s board representative at the ICC and ICC meetings, which is yet to be confirmed.
“Once there’s clarity on who’ll be India’s board representative at ICC, that individual will also have to be at the ICC meetings. They’ll have to take a re-look at the starting date of the IPL once again,” the sources told TOI.
The date and venue of the next ICC CEC meeting is yet to be finalized but Jay Shah, the secretary of BCCI, is expected to turn up at the meeting as India’s CEC representative.