New Delhi: The postponed edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held in the UAE will begin on September 19, with the final to be played on November 8.
IPL chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed the schedule on Friday, although the Indian board is still awaiting a green signal from the government for taking IPL out of India.
“We have written to the Indian government. We are expecting a reply soon. Once it comes in, an IPL governing council meeting will be called next week to finalise all the other details.”
This means after the postponement of the T20 World Cup in Australia, BCCI has chalked out a 51-day window for IPL, the same as last year, ruling out more double-headers.
Having two matches on the same day has become a bone of contention with the broadcasters, who are not able to leverage the afternoon matches the same way as the late evening fixtures. Even when the double-headers are scheduled, they are reserved for weekends.
The same formula will be applied when the schedule is finally given shape.
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