IPL 2020: Double headers likely to be taken away
The upcoming edition of Indian Premier League is expected to have only one game per day and the starting time of the game is also likely to be shifted earlier.
With nearly three months to go, already there are some hype started for the next edition of Indian Premier League. This year’s tournament is scheduled to kickstart on March 29 in Mumbai where the defending champions will kickstart the campaign.
Now there are some reports claiming that this year’s edition will not have double headers as the broadcasters as well as some times grounds also experience loss of income due to the afternoon games. Mainly TRP rating is much affected for the broadcasters during the afternoon games. A close source quoted that this time the league will played for 57 days.
“While the full schedule isn’t ready yet, the final is set to be played on May 24 and with the tournament starting on March 29, you obviously get a longer window than say 45 days. So, there should be no issue in accommodating one game a day. In fact, it should be a walk in the park for those chalking out how matches will be played over 57 days,” the source said.
Talking about the afternoon game and plans to shift the time a bit earlier for night games, the source said,
“See, TRP is an issue for sure, but let us not just put it on that as you can for yourself go back and see how late the games finished last season. Even for those coming into the stadium, it was quite an issue going back home after the game. While it is being discussed, but looks like we may start at 7.30 p.m. this edition onwards.”
The source added, “If you are living in a metro, you do know the kind of traffic issues there is say in Delhi, Mumbai or Bengaluru. Do you seriously believe that it is possible for people to leave the office at around 6 p.m. and then come into the stadium with their families by the time the game gets underway? This is an area that needs to be taken into consideration before changing the timing of the game.”