October 21, 2020

‘Often find yourself going until 11:30 or 11:45’: Aakash Chopra welcomes change in match timings for IPL 2020 – cricket

The 13th season of the Indian Premier League will happen within the United Arab Emirates from September 19 until November 8. After a lot deliberation, the IPL Governing Council lastly selected the placement for the league this yr and just lately received an approval from the central authorities to carry the match in UAE. Franchises will now look to start out their preparation camps for the match and can look to create bio-secure bubbles for the gamers.

One other attention-grabbing change going down on this yr’s IPL is the night match timings. The video games normally begin at Eight pm and go on until midnight which generally turns into a problem. In 2020, the matches will start at 7:30 pm as a substitute of 8.

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Former India batsman Aakash Chopra on Monday welcomed the governing council’s determination to start out the night matches half-an-hour sooner than standard.

“The IPL matches beginning at 7:30 within the night is an effective transfer. The matches shouldn’t be beginning later than 7:30 even in India as properly in my view, the matches that begin at Eight normally find yourself going until 11:30 or 11:45,” Chopra mentioned in a video posted on his YouTube channel.

The IPL 2020 will run for 53 days, September 19 – November 10, within the UAE topic to clearance from the Authorities of India (GoI), introduced the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday.

“Paying attention to the prevailing COVID-19 scenario in India, the IPL GC determined to stage the match within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the matches will probably be performed in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi topic to essential clearances from the Authorities of India,” learn a BCCI launch.

The ultimate of the match will probably be performed on November 10 whereas each the afternoon and night matches will probably be performed half-an-hour sooner than standard.

“IPL 2020 will probably be performed from September 19 and the ultimate will probably be performed on November 10, 2020. The 53-day match will witness 10-afternoon matches beginning at 15:30 IST whereas the night matches will begin at 19:30 IST,” the BCCI launch added.

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The BCCI additionally confirmed that “Ladies’s T20 Problem will even happen within the UAE and can comprise three groups with 4 matches to be performed in the course of the IPL Playoff week.

“IPL’s GC additionally mentioned the great Normal Working Procedures (SOPs), which will probably be finalised and printed sooner or later, together with the businesses to execute and ship a bio-secure atmosphere for the protected and profitable conduct of IPL 2020 Season.”

The Governing Council additionally reviewed the participant laws for a substitute participant for the 2020 season. A gathering with the franchises will probably be known as shortly, BCCI mentioned.

The IPL was initially slated to be performed from March 29 this yr, however it was postponed as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

(with ANI inputs)