The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to begin on 29th March 2020. The schedule will be announced very soon.
This session there is lots to cover on IPL 2020 news to time and concussion rule
The IPL Governing Council Chairman Mr. Brijesh Patel announced that the tournament final will be held in Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium on 24th May 2020.
IPL 2020 news, time and concussion rule
The timing of the night games will remain the same (8 PM) although there were discussions that the start of play had been from 7 PM to allow the spectators to go home early as 8 PM games usually end late at 11:30 PM and sometimes even at 12.
The doubleheaders will be played only on Sunday’s which is good news because playing at 4 PM on Indian summers is very tough for both players and spectators. Hence the duration of the IPL season has been extended to 2 months approximately which wasn’t the case in previous seasons. So, there will be 6 doubleheaders instead of 12.
The standards in Umpiring had gone down in IPL 2019. We have seen a lot of controversies in the last season especially the No-balls which weren’t checked properly by the on-field umpires. This season the third umpire will check the no balls. He has 30 seconds to call it after the bowler delivers the ball and then he tells the on-field umpire to call it a No-ball. This system was trialed and tested in the India VS West Indies ODI and T20I series in 2019.
IPL concussion rule for 2020
Concussion substitutes have been introduced where players will get like-for-like replacements. If a player gets hit on the helmet (only) there is concussion protocol as per ICC norms which have to be followed and the match referee will be the final authority to call it a concussion substitute.
Guwahati’s Basapara Cricket Stadium which located in north-east India will be the home for Rajasthan Royals for 3 matches a which is good news for fans in the north-east states as they will get to watch IPL matches on stadiums instead of fan parks.
Change in IPL rule by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has announced that an All-star match will be played 3 days before the IPL’s first match. The teams haven’t been announced but it is expected that star performers in IPL seasons so far like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, AB De Villers, Chirs Gayle, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and many more are going to a part of the all-star match.
The matches will be played between teams of North and North-east (Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals) and South and West India (Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrises Hyderabad). The match will be played for charity purposes.
A fourth team has been added for the women’s T20 exhibition matches however there won’t be many matches like the women’s Big Bash League. The matches will be played during play-offs of the men’s game.
IPL 2020 is also going to be a perfect audition for World Cup-2020 team selection which will be played later this year. It will be a golden opportunity for youngsters to showcase their talent.
Broadcaster of IPL t20 for the 13th session
Star India will once again be the broadcasting sponsor for IPL 2020 and its value in an advertisement is expected to increase to 3300 crores compared to 2100 crores last year. The advertisements and promos for the IPL will be released by the end of this month.
IPL fan parks will cover 36 cities of 19 states of India. These fan parks are located in the main part of the city and entry is completely free. Seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Visitors only need to pay for food and beverages which are available to buy through counters. Each fan park has its own seating capacity, therefore, reach early to grab a perfect seat for yourself.
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