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IPL 2020 Schedule Released: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings 1st Match On September 19

by Bellamkonda

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and IPL Governing Council on Sunday announced the much awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) schedule which would be be held in UAE this year.

As per the Schedule released season will kickstart with a match between Mumbai Indians and runners-up Chennai Super Kings in in Abu Dhabi on September 19.

As per the announcement IPL 2020 has 10 double headers with first match starting at 3:30 PM IST. All evening matches in this year IPL season will start at 7:30 PM.

After the IPL 2020 starts on Saturday, first match would be held in Dubai when Delhi Capitals take on Kings XI Punjab, followed by the third match on Monday between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

In all, 24 matches in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi and 12 in Sharjah. Venues for the playoffs and IPL final will be announced later.

After a period of six years the tournament is being played in UAE. For the last time, the BCCI had hosted the first 20 matches of the IPL in UAE in 2014.

Now the BCCI is left out with no choice other than conducting tournament outside India due to outbreak of COVID-19.

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