With little over than a month left for IPL 2020, fans of the premier T20 competition can't wait for it to begin. So as we prepare for yet another cricketing extravaganza, here you can find some of the major updates and news regarding the cash-rich league.
Kings XI Punjab batsman Karun Nair revealed that he has recovered from oven coronavirus after being tested positive around two weeks ago. This will be good news for the franchise as the 28-year-old is an important player in the team. Nair was KXIP's third-highest run-getter in the 2018 edition. Read More.
Andre Russell looks all set for IPL 2020, as KKR recently shared a glimpse of the West Indian batsman's weapons of 'Mass Destruction'. The 32-year-old is one of the most destructive players in the world at the moment and will be looking to guide the Kolkata side to their third title when the competition begins in September.
Good, good, shotgun, rifle 🔥
Weapons of Mass Destruction - Mr. Danger Russ@Russell12A #KKR #KolkataKnightRiders #Cricket #IPL2020 #KorboLorboJeetbo #CantWait pic.twitter.com/rwovI5V3gD— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) August 12, 2020
Before teams face each other on the field during IPL 2020, franchises have already started trolling each other on social media. Chennai Super Kings took a dig at Royal Challengers Bangalore for their recent post where they compared Virat Kohli to a lion. Read More.
Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Vishwanathan expects MS Dhoni to be a part of the competition at least until 2022. MS Dhoni hasn't played competitive cricket since India's exit from 2019 Cricket World Cup. The CSK skipper will be back in action during IPL 2020 which is scheduled to start in September this year. Read More.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will not take part in Chennai Super Kings' six-day IPL conditioning camp, which is scheduled between August 15 and 20 in Chennai. The southpaw has pulled out his name due to personal commitments. However, he'll fly to Dubai on August 21 alongside his other CSK teammates. Read More.
Ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have issued warning to opposition teams while sharing a 'calm' picture of all-rounder Andre Russell. In the snap, Russell can be seen defending the ball during a practice session which is certainly a rare sight. In the caption, however, KKR mentioned that it's the 'calm before the storm.' Read More.
IPL 2020 Update: Rajasthan Royals fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for Coronavirus. Ahead of the flight to UAE, Royals' players and staff underwent COVID-19 test and Yagnik was found positive. He will undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine at a hospital in his hometown Udaipur and will be able to join the team only after testing negative twice. READ MORE.
IPL 2020 Players Update: Earlier, it was believed that Lasith Malinga could miss the start of the Indian Premier League 2020 as he will be busy with the Lanka Premier League. The inaugural edition of LPL has now been postponed to mid-November, which means Malinga could join Mumbai Indians on time. Apart from Malinga, Isuru Udana is the only other Sri Lankan player set to feature in the IPL 2020, he will represent Virat Kohli-led RCB. READ MORE.
IPL 2020 Update: Franchises like Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab are looking to carry their own net bowlers to the UAE for IPL 2020. The teams could use upto ten net bowlers and have them with the squad in the bio-secure bubble. READ MORE.
IPL 2020 is scheduled to begin in September in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the governing council received official permission from the government to host the tournament. The league was initially suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic but as lockdown restrictions have eased up, teams and players have started their preparation for the upcoming edition. So ahead of IPL 2020, we keep track of the latest news and updates related to the tournament. IPL 2020 in UAE Gets Green Signal from Government, League Chairman Brijesh Patel Confirms.
IPL was initially planned to be played from March 2020, onwards but was postponed owing to the COVID-19 epidemic. However, with the postponement of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, which was scheduled in October-November, BCCI have decided to host the tournament in that window and also have received official permission. All the games will be played behind closed doors in stadiums at Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. IPL 2020 Sponsorship Deal: As VIVO Pulls Out, Let’s Look at the Title Sponsors of Indian Premier League Over the Years.
The official schedule for IPL 2020 is yet to be announced, however, a tentative date of September 19 is mentioned for the tournament to begin with the final being played on November 10. This will be the third time the competition will be played outside India and for the second time in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).