Cricket fans are nothing but ecstatic as the official dates of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 are finally out. Brijesh Patel, IPL governing council chairman, confirmed that the marquee T20 tournament will get underway on September 19 while the finals will be played on November 8. The full schedule of the tournament hasn’t been announced but it is also expected to come out soon. Netizens went berserk after coming across the news as they filled Twitter with hilarious memes and comments. In fact, #IPL2020 became one of the top trends in India. IPL 2020 Dates Announced: Indian Premier League 13 Scheduled to Begin on September 19 in UAE.
Ever since the ICC T20 World Cup got postponed due to COVID-19, fans were anticipating the announcement of IPL 2020. Earlier, BCCI was planning to host the tournament in India only. However, UAE got the hosting rights of the gala tournament owing to the Coronavirus crisis in India. Meanwhile, let’s look at how the fans reacted after the dates of IPL 2020 came out.
IPL 2020 will begin from September 19 In UAE!
— Koimoi.com (@Koimoi) July 24, 2020
KKR Is Ready!!
— Team Shah Rukh Khan Pune 🇮🇳 (@teamsrkpune) July 24, 2020
Virat Kohli Fans Delighted!!
#IPL2020 is Fucking Confirmed 🔥❤ All set To Begin On September 19 💯😍
Eagerly Waiting For KING KOHLI ENTRY 💯💯pic.twitter.com/2zqu6J6ff7
— Virat FC Team (@ViratFCTeam) July 24, 2020
Out of Control!!
* After seeing #IPL2020 to be start from 19th Sept *
Me and My Bois :- pic.twitter.com/Y8WphIypyP
— H A L F - E N G I N E E R (@sparky_chora) July 24, 2020
#IPL2020 Confirmed 😍🔥
Sep 19 💥
How Many Of you waiting for King's Entry?
HIT RETWEET ❤ pic.twitter.com/2Lw2w7sfOK
— prab❤️ssVIRAT (@pbwarrior143) July 24, 2020
MS Dhoni To Comeback!!
— Aman Pathak (@memesbyamann) July 24, 2020
Me and Bois after hearing ipl is gonna start from Sept 19 pic.twitter.com/E0C8RZxOxR
— Kachra Seth of Memes (@Shaswat19553866) July 24, 2020
Memes On RCB!!
#IPL2020 to be played from September 19
Other team RCB fans pic.twitter.com/YVGgbxmboa
— Salman Hussain (@Salman_sinn) July 24, 2020
Speaking to PTI, Brijesh Patel said: “The governing council will meet shortly but we have finalised the schedule. It will run from September 19 to November 8. We expect government approval to come through. It is a full 51-day IPL.”
On being asked about the participation of England an Australian players as they will be playing a bilateral series in September, Patel said: “Shouldn’t be a problem. The England-Australia series ends on September 15. So, we should have them flying directly to Dubai. We will discuss the final matters in the governing council meeting next week.”
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