BCCI confirms dates for 2019 edition of Indian Premier League
The board is yet to confirm the venues for the season of 2019.
Updated - Apr 27, 2018 4:51 pm
The ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is proving to be a highly entertaining one. The tournament has not even reached the half way mark and has still managed to produce so many thrilling contests already. Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made an official announcement on the future course of the tournament. The powerful Indian board revealed their plans for the next edition of the league.
As per the recent reports in DNA India, the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League will be played from March 29. The tournament will run on till Mat 19, 2019. For the ones who have been closely following the league, they would know that a May 19 finish is an early finish by all means in the tournament. “The 2019 IPL will be played between March 29 and May 19,” A BCCI official told PTI.
The board is yet to confirm the venues for the season of 2019. There have been speculations about the league being played outside India considering the clash with the elections at the same time next year. This is likely to get sorted in the coming months.
ICC World Cup 2019 in frame
Meanwhile, the partial dates for the ICC World Cup 2019 have also released. The final fixtures will release soon after the ICC meeting in Kolkata in the coming days. Team India will kick start their World Cup campaign on June 5 against the South African team. The marquee clash between India and Pakistan will take place on June 16 at Old Trafford. It is worth noting that team India has never lost to Pakistan in a World Cup fixture.
Commenting on the India vs Pakistan encounter in WC 2019, the official remarked, “This is the first time Indo-Pak match won’t be a starting affair. Since the format will be a round robin affair (all teams playing each other like 1992).”
Certainly, an early finish of the Indian Premier League will give the team India players two weeks time to prepare for the World Cup. This could be a big plus for the Men in Blue.