Fans reacted in ecstasy as the news of Indian Premier League 2020 being played in UAE from September 19 was confirmed by the BCCI. The apex Indian cricket board, following its Governing Council meeting on Sunday, confirmed that IPL 2020 will be held in UAE and will be played from September 19 to November 10. It also confirmed that teams will be allowed COVID-19 substitutes during the course of the tournament and can replace a player that has contracted the virus. IPL 2020 Update: BCCI Gets Official Clearance From Indian Government to Host Indian Premier League 13 in UAE.
The IPL 13 final will be played on November 10 (Tuesday) making it the first time that the franchise T20 league final will be played on a weekday instead of a weekend. Teams are expected to be allowed a maximum of 24 players, with additional replacements available in the form of COVID-19 substitutes. IPL 2020 Update: Vivo to Continue as Title Sponsor Amid India-China Border Tensions.
IPL Final on November 10
— CSK Fans Army™ (@CSKFansArmy) August 2, 2020
Everyone Must Pull Together
September 19 to Nov 10! It will be a long #IPL. And we have a weekday final but I don't think that will affect viewership much. Now awaiting details of how such a complex, difficult exercise will be carried out. Everyone must pull together!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 2, 2020
CSK Fans Warn Beforehand
Helicopter Landing on Sep 19🤙
— Thyview (@Thyview) August 2, 2020
Credit to the BCCI President
— Manya (@CSKian716) August 2, 2020
IPL Fans After the Announcement
IPL fans right now pic.twitter.com/Z4UtfgCo3P
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) August 2, 2020
Meanwhile IPL Fans to Football Fans
Me to football twitter right now. Raaniyandi IPL. 😤❤️ pic.twitter.com/LCOz5f30el
— godha reddy (@tequilaxtunes) August 1, 2020
One RCB Troll
1. Rcb fans before IPL start..
2. Rcb fans during IPL matches.. pic.twitter.com/IETOvbBjis
— Rajeev Hitman 🇮🇳 (@Hmka_join_krlo) August 1, 2020
RCB Fans After the Announcement
BCCI : IPL to start from Sept 19th
RCB fans : pic.twitter.com/mxxBRRNepL
— ಟ್ರೋಲ್ ಹೈಕ್ಳು (@TrollHaiklu) July 30, 2020
Emotional IPL Lovers
Ipl start 19 sep
— Lavish Patel (@Thelavishpatel) August 2, 2020
BCCI to Coronavirus
Ipl to begin from 19th Sep
BCCI to Corona - pic.twitter.com/YDBqWSz7lW
— @ (@SARCASTIC_soul3) August 2, 2020
Meanwhile, the tournament will involve 10 doubleheaders with match start timings moved up from regular 08:00 pm start to 07:30 pm. The board have also got the official clearance from the central government to host the tournament outside India due to the rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Mumbai Indian are the defending champions of the IPL. They beat Chennai Super Kings by one run in last year’s final.
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