The wait is over now. Everyone across India was waiting for this very moment to happen. Yes, you’re right! IPL schedule is out, with a peak excitement.
It’s not a surprise to anyone that the first match itself is going to be an absolute delight. Mumbai Indians, the defending champions, will be up against Chennai Super Kings led by the one and only MSD.
Venues in UAE
The first opening match will take place on 19 September as scheduled in Abu Dhabi. There are going to be three venues in the UAE that will host the IPL 2020 season.
The first game will take place in Abu Dhabi, followed by other games that will be shuffling venues between Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.
The second match that will take place is going to be the first one in Dubai. Here Delhi Capitals will face Kings XI Punjab on this one.
Sharjah will be hosting its first match on Tuesday, 22 September, at 7:30 pm (IST). This fourth match is going to be the first game for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings.
IPL 2020 released the schedule, which is a full-time fixture for 56 matches in 46 days. The released schedule commences from 19 September up to 3 November.
As there are a total of 56 matches, they are distributed as follows.
- Dubai: 24 matches
- Abu Dhabi: 20 matches
- Sharjah: 12 matches
The schedule for the playoffs and finals will be released later. The time schedules are the same every year, with the afternoon matches at 3:30 pm (IST) and evening matches at 7:30 pm (IST).
The excitement that is spread
The relief every cricket fan has had in the past few weeks has been tremendous, which was aided by this release of the IPL schedule. Unquestionably Indians are preparing themselves to enjoy the action that awaits.
It’s a little disappointing this time as we won’t be able to witness it by being there in the stadiums cheering for our favorite teams. Not just us but even the players will miss out on their fans.
However, it is more important that the matches are taking place, and we will all be enjoying the 13th season of IPL at our homes, being safe, and enjoying it with full spirit.
Stay tuned, for more IPL 2020 updates!