Taking note of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in India, the IPL GC decided to stage the tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the matches will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi subject to necessary clearances from the Government of India.
VIVO IPL 2020 will be played from 19th September and the final will be played on 10th November 2020. The 53-day tournament will witness 10-afternoon matches starting at 15:30 IST while the evening matches will start at 19:30 IST.
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📣 The BIG Announcement we were all waiting for! 🗓️ SEPTEMBER 19 - NOVEMBER 10: #IPL2020 in the UAE 🇦🇪 ⏰ 10 day games starting at 15:30 IST; all evening games begin at 19:30 IST Here we come! 🐪🏙️🏟️ #CantWait #KorboLorboJeetbo #CricketIsBack #KKR #Cricket #IPL #KolkataKnightRiders #UAE #september2020
The Governing Council also discussed the comprehensive Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which will be finalised and published in due course, including the agencies to execute and deliver a bio-secure environment for safe and successful conduct of IPL 2020 Season.