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By Vinershea | May 20, 2020 07:41 PM

The biggest news for cricket and India Premier League (IPL) fans across the globe is here! The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seems to be looking at a possibility of hosting the 13th edition of the IPL.

bcci keen to host ipl 2020 during between september and november

The officials are zeroing the months down from September 25 to November 1, only if the country is able to curb the rate of coronavirus infections.

While speaking to IANS, a close source said, "It is still early days as a lot of other things have to fall in place for this to materialise, but yes, the BCCI is looking at a September 25-November 1 window provided the number of cases in the country come down and the government does give a go-ahead."

"As I said, a lot of things do need to fall in place, but yes, these dates are being talked about and contingency planning is on,” the source added. 

When media further contacted, an official of the IPL franchises regarding the same, he said, “Yes, we have been told that we should plan with an eye on these dates and in fact, we are looking to plan our build-up in such a manner. But then again, it all depends on the country’s position with regards to the pandemic."

"There is no denying that we are keeping our fingers crossed and hoping that the government will continue with the brilliant job they have done and we will see a drop in the number of cases per day,” the official further added.

Meanwhile, another IPL official clarified over the on-ground preparations stating that, “Yes, we have been told about the window, but nothing yet on the venues or how to go about the logistics. We need to understand those sides as part of the next step of preparation as foreign players will need to come in and we have to ensure that government directives with regards to fighting the pandemic are fully abided by. I am sure we will get more clarity as time moves forward as preparations will start say around mid-August if we have to play our first match around the end of September,” the official explained.

Before the IPL 2020 can take place, officials need to look into the T20 World Cup which was to be played from October 18 to November 15 in Australia. 

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