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20 Crore People Watched IPL 13 Opener

Dubai: The opening match of the 13th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was watched by 20 crore individuals, mentioned BCCI Secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday.

As per Shah, this was the highest-ever opening day viewership for any sporting league in any nation as defending champions Mumbai Indians confronted Chennai Tremendous Kings on September 19 on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. MS Dhoni-led CSK defeated the four-time IPL champions by 5 wickets.

“Opening match of #Dream11IPL sets a new record! As per BARC, an unprecedented 20 crore people tuned in to watch the match. Highest ever opening day viewership for any sporting league in any country- no league has ever opened as big as this,” mentioned the BCCI Secretary in a tweet whereas tagging BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Uday Shankar – President of The Walt Disney Firm, APAC, and Chairman of Star and Disney India – and Disney+Hotstar.

Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, IPL 2020 is being performed throughout three venues within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) behind closed doorways. The ultimate of the cash-rich league is slated to be held on November 10, the venue of which is but to be introduced.

(IANS)

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