NEW DELHI: The popular Indian Premier League (IPL) will certainly begin in Chennai on April 9 as well as will be played throughout six venues, at first without spectators, the Indian cricket board said on Sunday.
The globe’s richest Twenty20 competition was moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2015 as India grappled with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sunday’s IPL regulating council conference determined to bring the event house yet the pandemic forced several modifications to exactly how it would be played.
” The IPL this year in the house will certainly be played behind closed doors to begin with as well as a contact enabling viewers will certainly be taken at a later phase of the event,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah claimed in a declaration.
Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium will organize the playoffs in addition to the May 30 final, with Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai and also Kolkata being the other places.
Defending champs Mumbai Indians will handle Royal Oppositions Bangalore, led by India captain Virat Kohli, in the initial match.
The event’s 8 teams will certainly play all their matches at neutral locations.
” The fixtures of the event have actually been mapped in a manner that every team will certainly take a trip only three times throughout the league phase, therefore lowering commute and also reducing danger,” Shah stated. “After organizing the tournament safely and successfully in the UAE in 2015 … the BCCI is confident of holding the IPL at home with health and wellness of gamers and all people entailed being critical.”
Mobile phone manufacturer Vivo returned as title sponsor of the organization after taking out of in 2015’s tournament in the middle of a backlash against Chinese companies in India.
South African Chris Morris ended up being IPL’s most expensive buy in the gamers’ public auction last month after Rajasthan Royals got him for a staggering $2.22 million.