A senior BCCI official said, “There is a possibility that the IPL will start on 19 September (Saturday) and the final will be played on 8 November (Sunday).” In this way, it will run for 51 days and it will be favorable to stakeholders other than franchisees and broadcasters. ”The IPL became possible after the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to postpone the T20 World Cup to be held in October-November. is.
There was speculation that the IPL would start from 26 September but the BCCI wants to start it a week earlier so that the Indian team's Australian tour is not affected. The official said, “The Indian team will have to remain quarantined for 14 days upon arrival there as per the Australian Government rules. It can cause trouble with delay. '
He said, “The good thing about this 51-day program will be that it will reduce the number of matches in two days in a day. With the tournament running for seven weeks, we can stick to the original schedule of organizing two matches for five days. ”Each team will need a month's time to practice and the franchisees will reach the venue by 20 August. This will give them four weeks of preparation time.