IPL Schedule Announced

Yesterday BCCI announced the much-awaited schedule of IPL 2020. This year’s IPL is 13th season of IPL. This is 2nd time IPL is happening completely outside of India. Last time it was in year 2009 due to Elections in India. IPL season 2 was held in South Africa. This year IPL is going to start from September 19th to November 10th.

IPL schedule was released too late this year. The reason for the delay in schedule was reportedly the different travel restrictions due to COVID-19 in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Contrary to the BCCI’s plan of organizing only six double-headers, this schedule has as many as 10 afternoon games to give time to the teams to travel with the matches set to take place in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi in three different legs.

The league phase will run across 46 days, with the last match of the league to be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians in Sharjah on November 3.

DateDayMatchTime (IST)Venue
September 19SaturdayMI vs CSK7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
September 20SundayDC vs KXIP7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
September 21MondaySRH vs RCB7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
September 22TuesdayRR vs CSK7:30 PMSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
September 23WednesdayKKR vs MI7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
September 24ThursdayKXIP vs RCB7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
September 25FridayCSK vs DC7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
September 26SaturdayKKR vs SRH7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
September 27SundayRR vs KXIP7:30 PMSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
September 28MondayRCB vs MI7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
September 29TuesdayDC vs SRH7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
September 30WednesdayRR vs KKR7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 1ThursdayKXIP vs MI7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
October 2FridayCSK vs SRH7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 3SaturdayRCB vs RR3:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
DC vs KKR7:30 PMSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
October 4SundayMI vs SRH3:30 PMSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
KXIP vs CSK7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 5MondayRCB vs DC7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 6TuesdayMI vs RR7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
October 7WednesdayKKR vs CSK7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
October 8ThursdaySRH vs KXIP7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 9FridayRR vs DC7:30 PMSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
October 10SaturdayKXIP vs KKR3:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
CSK vs RCB7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 11SundaySRH vs RR3:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
MI vs DC7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
October 12MondayRCB vs KKR7:30 PMSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
October 13TuesdaySRH vs CSK7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 14WednesdayDC vs RR7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 15ThursdayRCB vs KXIP7:30 PMSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
October 16FridayMI vs KKR7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
October 17SaturdayRR vs RCB3:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
DC vs CSK7:30 PMSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
October 18SundaySRH vs KKR3:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
MI vs KXIP7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 19MondayCSK vs RR7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
October 20TuesdayKXIP vs DC7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 21WednesdayKKR vs RCB7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
October 22ThursdayRR vs SRH7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 23FridayCSK vs MI7:30 PMSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
October 24SaturdayKKR vs DC3:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
KXIP vs SRH7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 25SundayRCB vs CSK3:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
RR vs MI7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
October 26MondayKKR vs KXIP7:30 PMSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
October 27TuesdaySRH vs DC7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 28WednesdayMI vs RCB7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
October 29ThursdayCSK vs KKR7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 30FridayKXIP vs RR7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
October 31SaturdayDC vs MI3:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
RCB vs SRH7:30 PMSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
November 1SundayCSK vs KXIP3:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
KKR vs RR7:30 PMDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
November 2MondayDC vs RCB7:30 PMSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
November 3TuesdaySRH vs MI7:30 PMSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

There will be 10 double-headers with the first match starting at 3:30PM IST. The first double-header is on October 3 — RCB vs RR in Abu Dhabi, and DC vs KKR in Sharjah. Also, as reported earlier, the afternoon matches are set to begin at 3:30 PM IST while the evening games will commence on 7:30 PM IST. A total of 24 matches will take place in Dubai, while Abu Dhabi and Sharjah will host 20 and 12 games respectively.

After the tournament opener on Saturday, Dubai will host its first game on Sunday when Delhi Capitals take on Kings XI Punjab followed by the third match on Monday between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The IPL action will shift to Sharjah on Tuesday, 22nd September where Rajasthan Royals will host Chennai Super Kings.There will be 10 double headers with the first match starting at 3:30PM IST and 2:00PM UAE time. All evening matches will start at 7:30PM IST and 6:00PM UAE time. In all, 24 matches will be held in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi and 12 in Sharjah.

This year’s IPL was originally scheduled to be held from March 29 to May 24 but was postponed barely two weeks before the start of the tournament due to the coronavirus outbreak. Then, as the number of cases increased, the league was indefinitely postponed, but the postponement of the T20 World Cup cleared the decks for the league to take place in the September-November window.

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