IPL 2020 start date revealed
The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will kickstart on March 29 next year, with Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai playing host to opening match of the defending champions Mumbai Indians.
As per a report appearing in the news agency IANS, a Delhi Capitals official was said to indort that the opening date of the IPL 2020 has been set to be March 29 with a Mumbai Indians fixture at Wankhede.
“I am told that the 2020 edition of the IPL will start on March 29 at Wankhede,” the official was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, it is assumed that the teams who will play the first couple of matches will not receive the services of the Australian, English and Kiwi stars, as they will be busy with their national duties. The Australia-New Zealand T20I series will have its last game on March 29, and the England-Sri Lanka Test series is slated to end on March 31.
Again, another senior official revealed that they were still keeping their fingers crossed that eventually the IPL Governing Council will return to the old format of double headers through the tournament and inaugurate around the first of April.
“See, while the Australia-New Zealand series ends with the final T20I being played on March 29, the second Test of the series between England and Sri Lanka technically ends only on March 31. In such a scenario, you start the season minus your big players and that isn’t a happy occasion,” he said.
Then he further added, “If we do start from April 1, the scenario looks so much better. Hopefully, the IPL GC will see what we are speaking about makes for a consideration.”