Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, lockdown, and many other difficulties, Indian cricket fans will get a respite as the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to begin tomorrow. Over the last 12 years, IPL has become a part of life for cricket fans. The annual cricket carnival turned as a leading source of entertainment in summer every year. But as you know, 2020 has become a year of tragedies.
The coronavirus pandemic also affected the cricketing world and resulted in the indefinite postponement of IPL. Everyone thought that there will be no IPL this time. However, BCCI made sure to conduct the tournament at any cost as there are many stakes involved in the league. Just like the IPL 2014, this season will be held in the United Arab Emirates.
The inaugural match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will be held in Abu Dhabi tomorrow.
There will be 60 matches in total, and the finals will be held on November 10. Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, and Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah will be hosting the 56 league matches. The venues for the playoffs are yet to be decided. The final will be held on November 10. No crowd will be allowed at the stadiums this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the backlash on Chinese brands, IPL had to terminate the contract with its title sponsor Vivo. Famous fantasy league platform Dream 11 became the new face of the league. The entry of Dream 11 also boosted up the craze of fantasy games among fans.
This time, we will bring you the best picks for every match to make sure that you earn more points in your fantasy leagues. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for the roller coaster ride of cricket.
Keep watching the space for the rain of updates on the Indian Premier League.