New Delhi: Defending champions Mumbai Indians will face three-time winners Chennai Tremendous Kings in Abu Dhabi within the opening match of the 2020 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the revamped schedule of which was lastly revealed on Sunday.
The event begins on September 19 and will likely be fully within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) behind closed doorways amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
MI and CSK have been initially scheduled to play the opening match of the 2020 season at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on March 29. Nevertheless the outbreak of the pandemic in India and the next lockdown led to the event being postponed indefinitely.
After the event opener, which will likely be held on a Saturday, Dubai will host its first sport on Sunday with the Delhi Capitals taking over Kings XI Punjab adopted by the third match on Monday between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The matches then shift to Sharjah the place Rajasthan Royals face CSK on September 22. Kolkata Knight Riders begin their marketing campaign with a match in opposition to MI the subsequent day in Abu Dhabi, the BCCI mentioned in an announcement.
There will likely be 10 double headers with the primary match beginning at 3.30 p.m. IST and the second at 7.30 p.m. IST. Twenty 4 matches will likely be held in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi and 12 in Sharjah, it mentioned.
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