AkasnhLAST UPDATED: Aug. 3, 2020, 1:15 p.m.
New Delhi: The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) between September 19 to November 10.
The IPL Governing Council decided in a meeting on Sunday that all the matches will be played at Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah which is subject to necessary clearances from the government of India.
The tournament has been given the go-ahead signal by the Sports Ministry of the Indian government, while the Home Ministry and Ministry of External Affairs will be briefed soon about the organisation of this tournament in the UAE.
The IPL governing council also announced that the evening matches will start at 19:30 IST and the afternoon matches will begin from 15:30 IST. In total, there will be only 10 doubleheaders in the entire tournament.
Apart from this, the four matches of Women's T20 Challenge will also take place during the play-off weeks of IPL and in total three teams will be the part of that particular league.
The IPL Governing Council also discussed the players' regulations for the replacement players for this season.
"The Governing Council also discussed the comprehensive Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which will be finalized and published in due course, including the agencies to execute and deliver a bio-secure environment for the safe and successful conduct of IPL 2020 Season," an official was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
While the squad's strengths for each team have been given certain leniencies and the board will continue with the sponsorship of Chinese mobile company Vivo.