IPL to hit ground from March-26
CRICDOT DESK : Tensions are running high with the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year. One of the reasons for this is that since this time two teams have been increased to 10 teams mega tournament. For which the auction has been held on a large scale.
Coronavirus infection in India, meanwhile, has declined somewhat. Residents of different cities of the country have started returning to normal life by avoiding the restrictions of Corona. Now is the right time to play IPL on Indian soil. So speculation has been going on since the auction – when will the IPL start?
Eventually the speculation came to an end. The day of the start of the tournament was announced. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said that if all goes well, the 15th edition of the IPL will start on March 26. The final decision was taken at a meeting of the IPL’s governing council on Thursday afternoon.
In that sense, the first day of IPL started a few days ahead. The IPL screens normally in early April. At the request of IPL’s official broadcaster Star Sports, the BCCI has postponed the tournament. Cricket-based website Cricbuzz has given such information.
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According to the website, Star Sports had promised to start the IPL from the end of March. BCCI kept that request of Star. Although the day was finalized, the governing council could not fix the venue and schedule. The BCCI is planning to hold the entire IPL in two or three venues so that the players and staff of the Indian media are not affected by the corona. Even all the matches can end at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai! BCCI and IPL authorities are thinking about the matter.
There are rumors that 55 matches will be played at three venues in Mumbai. And Robin is getting 15 matches of the league round at a venue in Pune. The IPL was postponed in India due to Corona’s attack in the last edition. It was later relocated to the United Arab Emirates.
Cutter master Mostafizur Rahman will play as the only Bangladeshi in this year’s IPL. Shakib Al Hasan played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the last edition but the team released him before the auction. After that, no team showed interest in the IPL auction with this player with a base price of Rs 2 crore.