Timeline to all the latest development related to the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Check to latest news and updates:
August 29, 2020
Chennai Super Kings might not play the opening game of IPL 2020
It was speculated that the opening match of the IPL 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on September 19 in UAE. But after multiple setbacks for Chennai Super Kings, sources in BCCI said that the CSK might miss the opening game.
BCCI ropes in Uncademy as a central sponsor for IPL
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has roped in Bengaluru-based Edu-tech firm ‘ Unacademy’ as a new central sponsor for Indian Premier League (IPL) for three years as reported earlier by The Sports News.
BCCI statement on IPL 2020 COVID-19 testing
BCCI has released the official statement on IPL 2020 COVID-19 testing after reports of several members of Chennai Super Kings testing positive.
In the statement, BCCI said, “Accordingly, upon landing in the UAE, all the participants have followed a mandatory testing and quarantine programme. Total of 1,988 RT-PCR COVID tests was carried out between August 20th – 28th across all participant groups in the UAE. These groups include Players, Support Staff, Team Management, BCCI Staff, IPL Operational team, Hotel and ground transport Staff.”
Suresh Raina to miss IPL 2020
Suresh Raina will miss the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) and had returned to India citing the personal reason.
Suresh Raina won’t be available for entire IPL 2020 season, confirmed team CEO, KS Viswanathan. Chennai Super Kings have offered complete support. Though the exact reason for Raina’s return is not clear.
IPL 2020 schedule announcement delayed
The BCCI was expected to release the formal schedule of IPL 2020 before the end of this week, considering the tournament is to start in about 20 days. Considering the latest development, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also decided to put the schedule announcement of the IPL 2020 on hold.
August 28, 2020
RCB team bonding and training session in Dubai
Virat Kohli and co, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had a team bonding training session after six days of quarantine at their team hotel in Dubai.
At least 10 members of CSK test positive for COVID-19
With the latest reports coming in, several members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have tested positive for the COVID-19. At least 10 members including a current India limited-overs bowler and several members of its staff – have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dubai on Friday, although the exact numbers are to be confirmed.
BCCI to announce IPL 2020 schedule soon
With everything resolved between the BCCI, ECB and the authority of Dubai and Abu Dhabi the schedule for IPL is likely to be announced within 24 hours by Saturday.
IPL 2020 likely to be held in two separate legs
the reports are surfacing stating that the BCCI is planning to divide the IPL 2020 into two legs due to local protocols that‘s why there is a delay in the schedule.
There are strict COVID-19 protocols in Abu Dhabi and also travel restriction between two emirates. While entering Abu Dhabi, one has to undergo mandatory rapid tests. Only after a negative test one can cross the border. SO BCCI is planning to divide IPL 2020 in two legs, Dubai leg, Abu Dhabi leg, and playoffs in Dubai.
MI and KKR to start training in Abu Dhabi
Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders can now start their training in Abu Dhabi after intervention from the IPL governing council and the Emirates Cricket Board chief Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak
RCB ropes in Max Life Insurance as the official life insurance partner
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ropes in Max Life Insurance as the official insurance partner for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) scheduled from September 19 to November 10.
August 27, 2020
Rajasthan Royals ropes in TV9 Bharatvarsh as principal sponsor
TV9 Bharatvarsh replaces Dubai Expo as Rajasthan Royals principal sponsors for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) starting from September 19.
Daniel Sams joins Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals on Thursday announced the signing of 27-year-old Australian bowling all-rounder Daniel Sams as a replacement for Jason Roy, who will not be a part of the IPL 2020 in UAE due to personal reasons.
August 26, 2020
Chennai Super Kings ropes in Fast and Up as Nutrition Partner-Digital
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) roped in Fast & Up, India-based sports & active nutrition brand as their official Nutrition Partner-Digital for 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
BCCI recruits VPS healthcare group for COVID-19 testing
BCCI recruited UAE based healthcare group VPS for the COVID-19 testing for the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) being held in the UAE from September 19 to November 10 2020.
Star India ropes in Amazon, PhonePe and Dream11 as the co-presenting sponsors
Indian Premier League official broadcaster for the 13th season, Star India has roped in 3 co-presenting sponsors. Amazon, Dream11 and PhonePe will come on board as co-presenting sponsors for IPL 2020.
Star India, is learnt to have finalised sponsorship agreements with eight brands so far, other key sponsors include Mondelez India, ITC Foods, Polycab, MRF and Kamla Pasand.
August 25, 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore signs MPL as a new sponsor
Mobile Premier League (MPL) one of India’s largest eSports and mobile gaming platform has announced its sponsorship of the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
Kolkata Knight Riders announce MPL as the principal sponsor
The Knight Riders and Mobile Premier League (MPL), the gaming & Esports company, announced today that MPL will become the principal sponsors of both the Knight Riders Franchises in IPL & CPL – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) respectively.
Full Story: KKR announce MPL as the principal sponsor
Sunrisers Hyderabad announces 13 new sponsors
Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Sun Group-owned franchise on Tuesday announced that it has signed 13 sponsors for the Indian Premier League (IPL), scheduled to start from 19 September in UAE. JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd. is the principal sponsor of the Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2020.
Full Story: Sunrisers Hyderabad announces 13 new sponsors
Future Group pull out as a central sponsor
The retail conglomerate Future Group has pulled out as the central sponsor of the IPL, this comes after VIVO pulled out as the title sponsors for IPL 2020 earlier this month.
Delhi Capitals appoints Ryan Harris as new bowling coach
Delhi Capitals on Tuesday announced former Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris as their new bowling coach. Ryan Harris will be replacing James Hopes, who was the team’s Bowling Coach in 2018 and 2019, will be unable to travel with the team this year owing to personal reasons.
August 24, 2020
Delhi Capitals announces JSW Group as the principal sponsor
Delhi Capitals announced JSW Group as the principal sponsor for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League to be held in UAE from September 19 to November 20, 2020. JSW Group comes in place of Daikin air-conditioning who had been the Delhi franchise’s principal sponsors since 2015.
August 23, 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals reached UAE
On Friday afternoon Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC) reached UAE for the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) starting from September 19, with this all the eights teams have reached the UAE.
August 22, 2020
Ab de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Chris Morris reached Dubai
South African trio AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Chris Morris joined their Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammates at the Waldorf Astoria in Dubai on Saturday. RCB is under six-day isolation at their team hotel, Waldorf Astoria, Dubai.
August 21, 2020
MI, CSK and RCB reached UAE
Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challenges have reached UAE for the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) starting from September 19. Yesterday Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders reached UAE.
Full Story: In Photos: MI, CSK and RCB reached UAE
August 20, 2020
RR, KXIP and KKR reached UAE
Rajasthan Royals, Kings Xi Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders have reached UAE for the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) beginning from September 19.
Full Story: In Photos: RR, KXIP and KKR reached UAE
August 19, 2020
Dream11 is the new title sponsor for IPL 2020
BCCI announced the Dream11 as the title sponsor for IPL 2020. Dream11 bid Rs 222 crore to bag the title sponsorship deal for the 13th season of the cash-rich league.
August 15, 2020
Six companies interested in IPL 2020 title sponsorship
On August 11, BCCI invited bids for IPL 2020 title sponsorship and August 14 was the last date to submit the Expression of Interest (EOI) for acquiring the title sponsorship rights. And six companies have shown interest in the IPL 2020 title sponsorship.
Tata Group, Reliance Jio, Patanjali, Dream11, Byjus and Unacademy have met Friday’s deadline for submitting Expression Of Interest (EOI).
August 14, 2020
Star India to charge Rs 10 lakhs for the 10-second ad during IPL 2020
Star India has decided not to cut any of the advertisement prices. The broadcaster, advertisers said, charges on average Rs 8 lakh to Rs 10 lakh (Rs 800,000 to Rs 1 million) for a 10-second slot, which is among the costliest for a programme in the country.
August 12, 2020
Rajasthan Royals fielding coach tests positive for COVID-19
Rajasthan Royals fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for coronavirus just a few days before team leaving for UAE for the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
August 10, 2020
BCCI invites bid for IPL 2020 title sponsorship
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday invited bids for the title sponsorship of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), just hours after the Indian government gave the go-ahead for the tournament to be held in the UAE from September 16.
BCCI got written approval from BCCI to host IPL 2020 in UAE
Brijesh Patel on Monday confirmed that the Indian Cricket Board had got the written approval from the Indian Government to host the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) outside India in UAE.
BCCI planning to not host mega auction before IPL 2021
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning not to host the mega auction that was slated to take place before the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) due to lack of time after the IPL 2020 season end.
August 4, 2020
VIVO pull out as IPL 2020 title sponsorship
VIVO has pulled out as the title sponsorship of the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). VIVO has pulled out of the deal only for one and will continue to be Title Sponsors of the 2021 season.
August 2, 2020
7:30 pm to be the evening match start time
The 53-day tournament will witness 10-afternoon matches starting at 15:30 IST while the evening matches will start at 19:30 IST as discussed in the IPL Governing Council meeting on Sunday.
IPL 2020 in UAE from September 19 to November 10 approved by Indian Government
http://Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has got approval from the Indian Government to organise the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) in UAE from September 19 to November 10.
July 30, 2020
Few overseas players might miss start of IPL 2020
The 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is set to take place from November 16 in UAE, but few overseas players might arrive late for IPL 2020.
IPL 2020 SOPs: four tests in two weeks
BCCI has reportedly prepared SOPs for the IPL in UAE from September 19 and will be sent to the franchise soon.
IPL 2020 Final to be moved to November 10
The IPL 2020 is scheduled to take place from September 19 to November 8 in UAE, but according to the latest reports coming final of the tournament is likely to be postponed from November 8 to November 10.
July 29, 2020
Emirates Cricket Board planning to host IPL 2020 with crowds
Emirates Cricket Board is interested to host the 2020 season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) with crowds in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Emirates Cricket Board is in talks with the UAE government to let crowds in the stadium.
July 28, 2020
IPL Governing Council meeting on August 2
The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council will meet on August 2 via teleconferencing to discuss the plan and finalise the schedule for the IPL 2020.
July 27, 2020
Emirates Cricket Board confirms receiving ‘Letter of Intent’ from BCCI
Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that the receiving of the official ‘Letter of Intent’ from BCCI to host the IPL 2020 in UAE.
BCCI formally accepts the UAE offer to host IPL 2020
BCCI has sent the acceptance letter to the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) offer to host the IPL 2020 in UAE.
Full Story: BCCI accepted UAE offer to host IPL 2020
July 24, 2020
IPL 2020 to start from September 16 to November 8
The much-awaited IPL 2020 will start from September 19 and the final will be played on November 8 in UAE, confirmed by the IPL Governing Council Chairman Brijesh Patel.
July 21, 2020
BCCI seeks government permission to host IPL 2020 outside India
The Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed that the BCCI has written to the Indian government for permission to host outside India.
July 20, 2020
ICC T20 World Cup 2020 postponed
ICC has officially postponed the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in IBC board meeting today. IBC Board is the commercial subsidiary of the ICC (International Cricket Council). With the postponement of ICC T20 World Cup 2020, the window is open for IPL 2020.
July 10, 2020
Asia Cup 2020 postponed a boost for IPL 2020
Asia Cup 2020 scheduled in September 2020 has been postponed till June 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic. With the postponement of Asia Cup 2020 possibility for IPL 2020 increased.
Full Story: Asia Cup 2020 postponed till July 2021
May 20, 2020
UAE offers to host IPL 2020
Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) had offered to host the IPL 2020, earlier, Sri Lanka Cricket had also offered.
Full Story: UAE offers to host IPL 2020
April 16, 2020
Sri Lanka offers to host IPL 2020
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has proposed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC) to host the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) in Sri Lanka.
Full Story: Would like to host IPL 2020: SLC
IPL 2020 suspended indefinitely
BCCI officially suspended IPL 2020 till further notice due to the evolving global health concerns regarding COVID-19 and lockdown measures implemented by the Government of India to contain the spread of the pandemic.
March 13, 2020
IPL 2020 postponed
BCCI suspends the IPL 2020 till 15 April 2020 as a precautionary measure against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Full Story: BCCI suspends IPL 2020 till 15th April 2020
February 15, 2020
IPL 2020 Schedule
BCCI announced the schedule for the IPL 2020 with the opening match is between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on 29 March 2020 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Full Story: IPL 2020 Full Schedule
December 19, 2019: IPL 2020 Auction
Auction for the Indian Premier League took place on December 19, 2020, in Kolkata. 332 players went under the hammer for the 73 slots available including 29 overseas players slots.
Full Story: IPL 2020 Auction live updates