Don’t regret opting out of IPL: Mitchell Starc
Australian pacer Mitchell Starc revealed that the pacer don’t have any regret opting-out from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. The paceman has previously that he would not participate in this year’s IPL edition. Therefore, before the player’s auction that he ruled out his name. Meanwhile, the tournament being played in September-November, the pacer said that he would not change his mind although the tournament is going to take place.
“I know hindsight is a wonderful thing and now the IPL is on at a different time but no, I wouldn’t change it. I’m happy to spend that time when the blokes are at the IPL in September I’ll be getting ready for a summer,” cricket.com.au quoted Starc as saying.
“The IPL will be around next year and if I feel the urge or people want me around I’ll definitely consider it, but as of this year I’m very comfortable with the decisions I’ve made.”
The IPL 2020 will continue for a 53 long days duration. It will continue from September 19 – November 10, in the UAE. subject to clearance from the Government of India (GoI), announced the Board of Control for Cricket in Indi
“Taking note of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in India, the IPL GC decided to stage the tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the matches will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi subject to necessary clearances from the Government of India,” read a BCCI releas
The final of the tournament will be played on November 10 while both the afternoon and evening matches will be played half-an-hour earlier than usua
“IPL 2020 will be played from September 19 and the final will be played on November 10, 2020. 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 BCCI release added.
The BCCI had also confirmed that “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.