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BCCI finally reveals IPL plan, but has made broadcaster unhappy

By Bet Barter

July 20, 2020

The Covid-19 has brought upheaval in every sector of the world. Cricket hasn’t been left out of this pandemic situation. Cricketer around the world and the organizers were not playing for around four months. The cricket has resumed with England vs West Indies series.

Since many days the BCCI has been postponing their extravagant league, IPL. But on the other hand they were searching the scope of finding a better window to organize the league. Finally on they have announced their tentative agenda for the league.

BCCI wants the IPL to start from September 26, 2020 to November 8, 2020. This will be a programmed of 44 days and host 60 video games. According to sources, Broadcaster Star India and the franchises have reservations about this ‘constricted scheduling’.

What the broadcasters have to say

The broadcasters are not happy with this schedule. The reason for this unhappiness is that the week is of the festival of lights, Diwali.

As indicated by sources, Star needs advertisement bargains during this timetable and needs to utilize Diwali week. Diwali is on 14 November and Star needs the IPL to end toward the finish of that week. Those contradicting the BCCI's calendar say this will mean more evening matches, which will influence perceivability and appraisals.

The BCCI's absence of energy for Diwali dates comes from its promise to Cricket Australia (CA). Undoubtedly, India will visit Australia in the not so distant future for a four-Test arrangement beginning on December 3, for which the group should go a lot prior.

According to a senior official, if the IPL closes by 8 November, the group can travel to Australia on 10. To experience obligatory Covid-19, rehearse and heat up matches must be continued in time with the goal that the primary test can begin from the booked time. Aside from this, India needs to play a day-night warm-up coordinate before the proposed day-night test and it will be remembered for the timetable.

Anyway the Governing Council is yet to hold a last gathering and endorse it. The dates are relied upon to be made open after the ICC officially declared the delay of the current year's T20 World Cup.

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