The Indian Premier League 2020 is just a few months away and the franchises have already started prepping up for the upcoming season. Now here’s a piece of news that will bring smiles on the faces of the fans from Guwahati. IPL franchisee Rajasthan Royals is all set to play their home games for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League 2020 in Guwahati. Yes! You read it right. The Royals will play not more than here games in Guwahati and the franchisee will also set up their cricket academy in Assam. IPL 2020 Auction Date Finalised: Indian Premier League 13 Auctions Likely to be Scheduled in December 2019.
The owner of the team Manoj Badale in presence of Assam Cricket Association (ACA) secretary Devajit Lon Saikia confirmed the news. In a statement sent out by Saikia, he said, “The Rajasthan Royals had earlier requested the BCCI to allow them to play some of their home matches in Guwahati, and the Committee of Administrators (CoA) had on August 13 approved their request. The approval was placed and accepted in the IPL governing council, chaired by former India batsman Brijesh Patel, at the BCCI headquarters on Tuesday," Saikia told TOI on Wednesday.
The Rajasthan Royals has an academy in a couple of different cities and now after collaborating with Assam Cricket Association, the budding cricketers can enjoy the best of facilities in Guwahati. The matches will be played at Barsapara Cricket Stadium which first hosted the T20I match between India and Australia and then last year witnessed the one-day game between India and West Indies.