2020 Indian Premier League

The 2020 Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 13 and officially known as Vivo IPL, will be the thirteenth season of the IPL, a professional Twenty20 cricket league established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007.

2020 Indian Premier League
Vivo IPL 2020.jpg
Dates15 April – TBA
Administrator(s)Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Double Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s) India
Participants8
Matches played60
Official websitewww.iplt20.com
2019
2021 →

The commencement of the tournament has been postponed to 15 April due to global coronavirus pandemic.[1][2] The tournament was earlier scheduled to commence on 29 March 2020 and the decision regarding the postponement was reached with consent of owners of all 8 franchise teams.[3] However it was further reported that the fate of the planned tournament to be decided after a committee meeting as of 14 March 2020. Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia also announce that the scheduled IPL matches involving Delhi Capitals will not be held in Delhi amid the coronavirus outbreak.[4]

Personnel changes

Kings XI Punjab's captain Ravichandran Ashwin was transferred to Delhi Capitals in November 2019. Ajinkya Rahane, Trent Boult and Mayank Markande got salary raise during pre-auction trades. The released players were announced on 15 November 2019. Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh and Chris Lynn were the prominent names among the released players. Jaydev Unadkat, the costliest Indian player in 2019 auction, was also released. There were a total of 12 transfers between teams during the 2020 transfer window.[5]

The players auction for the 2020 season was held on 19 December 2019 in Kolkata. Pat Cummins was the most expensive player purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders for 15.5 crore (US$2.2 million).[6] The most expensive Indian player sold is Piyush Chawla for 6.75 crore (US$950,000) to Chennai Super Kings.[7]

Venues

Bangalore Delhi Hyderabad
Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi Capitals Sunrisers Hyderabad
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Arun Jaitley Stadium Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 41,000 Capacity: 55,000
     
Kolkata Jaipur
Kolkata Knight Riders Rajasthan Royals
Eden Gardens Sawai Mansingh Stadium
Capacity: 68,000 Capacity: 25,000
   
Mumbai Mohali Chennai
Mumbai Indians Kings XI Punjab Chennai Super Kings
Wankhede Stadium Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium M. A. Chidambaram Stadium
Capacity: 33,000 Capacity: 26,000 Capacity: 50,000
     
Guwahati
Rajasthan Royals
Barsapara Stadium
Capacity: 40,000
 

Teams and standings

League table

Team
Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
Chennai Super Kings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Delhi Capitals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kings XI Punjab 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kolkata Knight Riders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Mumbai Indians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Rajasthan Royals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Royal Challengers Bangalore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Sunrisers Hyderabad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Source: ESPNCricinfo Last updated: 17 Feb 2020 [8]


League stage

The BCCI released the fixture details on 18 February 2020.[9] The league stage was scheduled to start on 29 March 2020, with the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the two finalist of the previous season at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.[10] On 13 March 2020, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) postponed the tournament until 15 April, in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.[11]

References

  1. ^ "BCCI suspends IPL 2020 till 15th April, 2020". www.iplt20.com. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Start of IPL 2020 postponed to April 15". ESPNcricinfo. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  3. ^ DelhiMarch 13, Asian News International New; March 13, 2020UPDATED; Ist, 2020 11:20. "IPL 2020: BCCI invites all 8 franchises to decide fate of 13th edition amid coronavirus pandemic". India Today. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  4. ^ DelhiMarch 13, India Today Web Desk New; March 13, 2020UPDATED; Ist, 2020 12:43. "No IPL in Delhi, avoid large gatherings: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia". India Today. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  5. ^ "IPL 2020: Full list of players retained, released and traded". Sportstar. 15 November 2019. Archived from the original on 19 December 2019. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  6. ^ "From 8 teams, IPL eyes expansion, once again". Times of India. 14 July 2019. Archived from the original on 25 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  7. ^ "IPL 2020 Auction: Pat Cummins hits Rs 15.5cr jackpot; Piyush Chawla most expensive Indian". Archived from the original on 25 December 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  8. ^ "IPLT20.com - Indian Premier League Official Website - Stats". www.iplt20.com. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  9. ^ "BCCI ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR VIVO IPL 2020" (PDF). www.iplt20.com. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Mumbai Indians to host CSK in IPL 2020 opener on March 29". ESPN Cricinfo. 15 February 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  11. ^ "It's official: IPL 2020 postponed to April 15 due to coronavirus". timesofindia.

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