One-off All-Stars game to be held after IPL 2020
The one-off All-Stars game, which was scheduled to take place ahead of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, will now be held after the conclusion of the tournament.
The match was previously said to be held three days before the competition begins on March 29.
“It will be after the tournament,” IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel told the website.
“We will see the performance of the players and on that basis, the two teams will be selected.”
The date and venue has not been finalized yet.
Among the manifold reformation and addition Sourav Ganguly made after being appointed as BCCI president, an all-star game consisting of star performers around the globe came into light.
It was earlier postponed during a meeting of the IPL governing council to pick the team selection.
Indian media cited reluctancy on part of the certain franchise teams as one of the prominent reasons behind the cancellation of the match.
Another big reason behind the scenario is that the teams are not willing to unoccupied cricketers during the time they can utilize for promotional activity and camps.
Monetary issues are also luring over as there was no clarity over who would pay the players for the game.
The Indian Premier League this year is set to start on March 29 with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The final league game will take place on May 17.