IPL 2019: BCCI to conduct the tournament in India; start date announced

The dates are clashing with the general elections in India.

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After a long wait and deliberation, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided that the 12th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in India. There was a possibility of the tournament getting shifted to the UAE or South Africa due to the general elections in the country but it seems that the officials have sorted things out as the competition is set to commence on March 23.

The BCCI released the official statement confirming the same and also mentioned that the CoA officials met to discuss all the possibilities. However, this comes as delighting news for the fans as they will be able to watch the superstars of World Cricket play in India.

BCCI Press Release

“The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Tuesday met in New Delhi to discuss the VIVO IPL 2019 venues and window. Based on the preliminary discussions with the appropriate central and state agencies/authorities, it was decided that the 12th edition of the world’s most popular and competitive T20 tournament will be scheduled to be played in India.

“It is proposed that the VIVO IPL 2019 will commence on March 23, 2019. The detailed schedule will be finalized in consultation with the appropriate authorities. The COA will then have detailed discussion with all the Stakeholders before releasing the VIVO IPL 2019 Schedule,” the BCCI press release read.

The detailed schedule is yet to be released and the final decision will be taken after discussing with all the franchises. The BCCI will have to manage all the possibilities now which might lead to the doubleheaders being played at the same venue as it happened in South Africa. This will also lead to some teams not playing at home and everything will be revealed when the board releases the final schedule.

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