Indian Premier League given green light

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Night matches will start at 19:30 IST instead of the 20:00 IST which has been the norm and the afternoon games at 15:30 IST.

Sportstar understands that according to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) - the final draft is set to be shared with the franchises later this week - besides a mandatory PCR test "within 96 hours preceding departure", every player and support staff member will have to test negative thrice during the week long quarantine in UAE to be allowed inside the bio-secure bubble.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in the UAE from 19 September, tournament organisers have confirmed.

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The title sponsorship of the Indian Premier League (IPL) - which will be held in the UAE this year - will continue to be with smartphone brand Vivo despite the recent backlash against Chinese companies. Shortly after that the BCCI had announced it would review the sponsors of IPL 2020.


"Those who were predicting doomsday for women's cricket, I want to say to them BCCI is interested in promoting women's cricket and I would like to thank Brijesh Patel (IPL Chairman), president (Sourav Ganguly) and secretary (Jay Shah) for making this possible in these tough times", Shantha told PTI.

After a prolonged delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI had made a decision to hold the IPL 2020 in the UAE between September and November.

Women's T20 Challenge will also take place in the UAE and will comprise three teams with four matches to be played during the IPL Playoff week. "The BCCI is also in talks with the Tata Group for creating a bio-bubble", the IPL GC member said.

She hoped it would lead to a full-fledged Women's IPL in the near future. SOP will be handed over to franchises in next 7 to 10 days.

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