IPL 2020 sponsored by Dream 11 and partnered by CRED is going to set in motion on September 19 , 2020. This year's IPL was set to begin on Mrach 29,2020 but was postponed to September due to the Corona pandemic. As India is one of the worst hit countries by the virus BCCI took the decision to host the IPL 2020 in UAE.
BCCI even after declaring the dates and venues of the matches, it took it's time to announce the schedule. President of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly announced in a press meet on September 3, 2020 that BCCI is likely to announce the most awaited IPL 2020 schedule on September 4, 2020 but released it on 06 September 2020/
Here is the schedule for this year's IPL tourney:
The opening match is on September 19, 2020 on Sunday. This years IPL opener is between Mumbai Indians(MI) vs Chennai Super Kings(CSK).
A total of 11 CSK staff members and 2 players Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad tested positive.It was said that they will not be playing in the opening match with MI. Thankfully, they all tested negative in the tests carried out later and are now going to feature in the opeing match.
As CSK stay in isolation for 2 weeks and everyone from the management tested negative, CSK is now in a position to play in the opening match .The top 4 teams in the points table will qualify to play the playoffs.