IPL 2020: Check Complete Schedule, Match Timings, Players List & More

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The IPL Governing Council on Sunday announced the much-awaited schedule for Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 to be held in UAE. The season will kickstart on 19 September in Abu Dhabi with a blockbuster clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, announced BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.

After the tournament opener on Saturday, Dubai will host its first game on Sunday (20 September) when Delhi Capitals take on Kings XI Punjab followed by the third match on Monday (21 September) between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The IPL action will then shift to Sharjah on Tuesday, 22nd September where Rajasthan Royals will host Chennai Super Kings.

Moved out of India due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, the upcoming edition of the world’s biggest T20 league will be held in the three venues of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the UAE.

This time, both the afternoon and evening matches will be played half-an-hour earlier than usual. There will be ten double headers with the first match starting at 3:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM UAE time. All evening matches will start at 7:30 PM IST and 6:00PM UAE time. In all, 24 matches will be held in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi and 12 in Sharjah. The final match of the 2020 edition is scheduled to be played on a weekday, i.e. Tuesday, for the first time in the history of the T20 tournament.

Venues for the playoffs and the Dream11 IPL 2020 final will be announced later.

The upcoming 53-day edition is by far the longest in the history of the league and is being held under extraordinary conditions owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

The schedule was expected to be out in the last week of August but the announcement was delayed after 13 personnel of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp tested positive for the dreaded virus.

Also, due to different quarantine rules in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, IPL’s operations team took time to finalise the schedule.

As per IPL rules, the defending champions and the last year’s runner-up face off in the tournament opener. The same is going to happen this year after concerns over Chennai Super Kings’ readiness were erased with their first practice session in Dubai on Friday.

CSK were the last franchise to hit the nets after clearing final rounds of COVID-19 testing.

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and all other CSK players, except for the COVID-19 afflicted duo of Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad, started training on Friday.

With Deepak and Ruturaj testing positive last week along with 11 members of the CSK contingent, the team was forced to delay its training plan after completing the six-day quarantine, including three tests, upon arrival on August 21.

The virus free players had to undergo three additional tests before beginning their training on Friday. The infected players are in 14-day quarantine.

This year’s IPL was originally scheduled to be held from March 29 to May 24 but was postponed barely two weeks before the start of the tournament due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Then, as the number of cases increased, the league was indefinitely postponed but the postponement of the T20 World Cup cleared the decks for the league to take place in the September-November window.

All the teams would be staying in a bio-secure bubble as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus.

After Vivo paused its title sponsorship for this year’s edition, fantasy gaming company Dream11 took it up for 222 crore, roughly half of the 440 crore the Chinese smartphone maker paid annually.

Here’s the complete schedule of the tournament:

Match 1, 19th September: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 2, 20th September: Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 3, 21st September: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 4, 22nd September: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Match 5, 23rd September: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 6, 24th September: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 7, 25th September: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 8, 26th September: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 9, 27th September: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Match 10, 28th September: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 11, 29th September: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 12, 30th September: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 13, 1st October: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 14, 2nd October: Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 15, 3rd October: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals

15:30 IST (10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 16, 3rd October: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Match 17, 4th October: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

15:30 IST (10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Match 18, 4th October: Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 19, 5th October: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 20, 6th October: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 21, 7th October: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 22, 8th October: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 23, 9th October: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Match 24, 10th October: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders

15:30 IST (10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 25, 10th October: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 26, 11th October: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals

15:30 IST (10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 27, 11th October: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 28, 12th October: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Match 29, 13th October: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 30, 14th October: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 31, 15th October: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Match 32,16th October: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 33, 17th October: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

15:30 IST (10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 34, 17th October: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Match 35, 18th October: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders

15:30 IST (10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 36, 18th October: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 37, 19th October: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 38, 20th October: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 39, 21st October: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 40, 22nd October: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 41, 23rd October: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Match 42, 24th October: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals

15:30 IST (10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 43, 24th October: Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 44, 25th October: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings

15:30 IST (10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 45, 25th October: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 46, 26th October: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Match 47, 27th October: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 48, 28th October: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 49, 29th October: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 50, 30th October: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 51, 31st October: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians

15:30 IST (10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 52, 31st October: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Match 53, 1st November: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab

15:30 IST (10:00 GMT), 14:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 54, 1st November: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 55, 2nd November: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 56, 3rd November: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

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