The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to begin on March 29. IPL Governing Council President Brijesh Patel confirmed this on Monday, 27 January 2020. Brijesh Patel informed us that the final of the tournament will be held in Mumbai on 24 May.
Several issues were discussed at the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council meeting in New Delhi on Monday. Among other things in the discussion, members of the Governing Council along with BCCI officials present at the meeting also decided that there would be no change in the timing of matches. Only 6 matches will start at 4 pm. All other matches will start at 8 pm.
BCCI Director Sourav Ganguly told reporters after the meeting, “There was no change in the timing of IPL night matches. Matches will start at 8 pm like earlier years. At first, there was talk that the match would start at 7:30 PM, but it would not start at this time. The IPL match will start at 8:00 PM.”
Ganguly also said that ‘there will be five double headers (4 pm and 8 pm) this time. IPL time, schedule CAC and BCCI to officially announce within a few days. The IPL final will be in Mumbai.’
The BCCI president also said, ‘There will be an IPL All-Stars tournament three days before the IPL. However, it will not be played in Ahmedabad, as that stadium is not yet ready. We have not yet decided where this will be done.’
Other major changes that will happen this season of the tournament include the third umpire’s decision for the concussion institute and no-ball.
Ganguly said, “From this season, there will be third umpires for the concussion institute and no ball.” The Rajasthan Royals will play their three home matches in Guwahati this season.