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With the announcement of the schedule for IPL, each of us is piqued up to watch the live matches. But the year 2020 has to be different for IPL fans and would see a drastic shift. Beginning the month of March 2020, the schedule for the 13th season of IPL was released by BCCI, starting from March 29 to May 24.
Later due to the ongoing pandemic and nationwide lockdown, the announcement was made for postponement of the tournament. With the rising cases of COVID-19 in India, a decision was taken by BCCI to suspend the IPL 2020 season till further notice.
This news came as a disappointment for every IPL fan who was excited to see the latest season of IPL. Everyone noticed that the health and safety of people involved in this cricked tournament is a top priority to which all the owners, broadcasters, sponsors, and stakeholders acknowledged that the IPL 2020 is only possible to commence when it is safe to do so.
With the nationwide lockdown and monitoring of the situation, from the last 5-6 months, the announcement of a new schedule for IPL 2020 is made after seeking guidance from the Government of India and state regulatory bodies.
IPL 2020 Venue
IPL, which was set to be hosted in India, has to stop due to the ongoing pandemic. This has been confirmed by BCCI that world with witness the 13th season of IPL in UAE. According to BCCI and ECB, UAE is the only safest destination to conduct matches. UAE is all geared up to host the most popular cricket tournament.
The 8 IPL teams are expected to leave in the midweek of August for UAE. Most of the teams are already in the middle of hiring chartered planes for their squads.
The nation will probably cheer up for their teams in the stadiums of Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai.
IPL 2020 Schedule, Date and Timings
Recently an announcement was made about the fresh schedule for IPL 2020. The IPL is now scheduled to start from September 19 with the final match on November 10, making it a 53 days long tournament.
The matches will be played in two sets every weekend in 53 days. One match will be played on weekdays at 7.30 PM IST. The other match will be played on weekends at 3.30 PM IST.
IPL 2020 format
All the eight teams participating in the IPL will play two matches against every other team, one at home and the other away. A total of 56 matches will be hosted throughout the league. The matches will begin from September 18, 2020, and end on November 9, 2020, according to the announcement made by BCCI.
After the league, the top four teams will qualify for the next stage, whereas the rest will be knocked out. The first and second ranking teams will play the Qualifier 1 and the other two teams will get eliminated. The winner of the elimination will play against the loser of Qualifier 1 in what will be called Qualifier 2. The winner of this game will play in the Final against the winner of Qualifier 1.
The UAE will host the IPL 2020 Final because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will be the third time in IPL history.
The announcement about the details of the IPL schedule with the venues, timings, and match list is still awaited, but the date of commencement is announced.
What are the IPL 2020 teams and their squads
1.Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Team Players – Lokesh Rahul, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Jordan, Chris Gayle, Ravi Bishnoi, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Jimmy Neesham, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Murugan Ashwin, Tajinder Singh, Ishan Porel
2. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Team Players – Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarti, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Pravin Tambe, M Siddharth.
3.Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Players – MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Murali Vijay, Josh Hazlewood, Francois Du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, KM Asif, Narayan Jagadeesan, Monu Kumar, RutuRaj Gaikwad, R. Sai Kishore.
4.Delhi Capitals (DC)
Players – Rishabh Pant, Shimron hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Alex Carey, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Prithvi Shaw, Ishant Sharma, Avesh khan, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Harshal Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Tushar Deshpande, Lalit Yadav.
5. Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Players – Ben Stokes, Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Ankit Rajpoot, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mayank Markande, Kartik Tyagi, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Aniruddha Joshi, Akash Singh.
6.Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Players – David Warner, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Kane Williamson, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Jonny Bairstow, Mitchell Marsh, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammad Nabi, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Abhishek Sharma, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, T Natarajan, Sandeep Bavanaka, Sanjay Yadav, Abdul Samad.
7. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Players – Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Kane Richardson, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahamad, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande
8. Mumbai Indians (MI)
Players – Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Rohit Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford, Surya Kumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Mohsin Khan.
How to watch IPL Live 2020?
This year will be a disappointment for many fans who thought of watching Live IPL within the stadium.
The 13th season of IPL will be quite different where almost everyone has to watch it behind the screens.
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The IPL will possibly start without an audience in the stadium. It might be revised based on the situation if UAE authorities think it safe to allow a limited number of fans. Thus, players won’t be able to interact with the crowd atmosphere this time.