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IPL 2020: MI To Play CSK In Opener, 6 Double Headers In Offing

New Delhi: Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will tackle Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) in a repeat of final yr’s ultimate within the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 13 on March 29 on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The schedule for the league section, which was accessed by IANS, was despatched to the franchises on Saturday. The dates for the knockouts will likely be introduced later.

Other than the opening day and the final day of the league stage, which will likely be on March 29 and Could 17, respectively, Sundays will characteristic two matches. In a primary, there will likely be no double headers on Saturdays.

To accommodate the additional matches, the league stage has been prolonged by every week. The league stage for the 2020 season will thus be 50 days lengthy, versus 44 days final yr.

The final league recreation will likely be between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. All seven franchises aside from Rajasthan Royals have retained their house bases. The Royals have been supplied two house venues — Guwahati and Jaipur — as choices because the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket is but to determine on a PIL filed on the matter.

Sources advised IANS that the principles and laws of the IPL permit a franchise to maneuver three of its house video games to a second venue so long as it has the approval of the IPL Governing Council.

“The rules clearly say that you can play three of your home matches at a second venue as long as you have the clearance of the IPL GC. So, the Royals franchise is not doing anything that is against the policy,” the supply mentioned.

(IANS)

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