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Mitchell Starc Comes Forward With His Take On Cricketers Choosing To Play IPL 2020 Over T20 World Cup

Mitchell Starc feels that the players should be the ones who make the ultimate decision about whether they want to play IPL 2020 or T20 World Cup.


?I Definitely Think that a 10-Team IPL is on the Horizon” Says Sundar Raman

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Ian Chappell and Mark Taylor believe that when the time comes IPL 2020 will be the tournament which goes ahead instead of T20 World Cup.


“IPL has Helped English Cricket Grow” Says Jos Buttler

England cricketer Jos Buttler credits the IPL for bringng out the best in cricketers and also helping the England cricket grow.

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Top Players Must Prioritise Domestic Schedule Over IPL 2020 – Ian Chappell Talks About Well-Paid Australian Players

Ian Chappell believe that well paid Australian players must prioritise the domestic schedules over any international tournament such as IPL 2020.


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New Zealand leg-spinner and Rajasthan Royals spin consultant, Ish Sodhi, believes that if IPL 2020 goes ahead then NZC will have to adjust their schedule.


“MS Dhoni Doesn’t Behave Like a Superstar”, Reveals Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo heaped praises on his Chennai Super Kings's skipper MS Dhoni saying that he is the reason behind the success of the team

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BCCI?s CEO Drops a Big News on IPL

BCCI's CEO Rahul Johri said that the IPL will happen soon in the country as more people watched the IPL last year than those who voted for general elections

Sakshi Jain

May 21, 2020


“The Format of the IPL Should Not be Tinkered With” Says Venky Mysore

IPL franchise KKR's CEO Venky Mysore suggested innovative measures which can taken to ensure the safety of the fans and players while hosting IPL 2020

Sakshi Jain

May 16, 2020


Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina Picks MI & CSK Best Playing XI

Legendary Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina selects IPL XI from the players of Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

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May 14, 2020


BCCI will Incur Loses Amounting to $530 Million and Above if IPL 2020 is Cancelled – Board Treasurer Arun Dhumal

BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal confirms that if IPL 2020 is cancelled then the board will incure losses amounting to $530 million and above.


“The UAE has Offered to Host the IPL” Reveals BCCI

BCCI tresurer Arun Dhumal revealed that the board has received offer from the Emirates Cricket Board to host the IPL this year.

Sakshi Jain

May 11, 2020


?It?s The Hardest Condition For Us? – David Warner Talks To Rohit Sharma About Playing In India

BCCI's CEO Rahul Johri said that the IPL will happen soon in the country as more people watched the IPL last year than those who voted for general elections


?I?ll Give You Anything To Not Use The Bat? – MS Dhoni To Matthew Hayden About The Mongoose Bat

BCCI's CEO Rahul Johri said that the IPL will happen soon in the country as more people watched the IPL last year than those who voted for general elections


The Hundred: Owner Group Of IPL Franchise KKR Want To Invest In The Tournament

IPL franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders, are willing to invest in The Hundred if ECB withdraws the rule of not no foreign investment.


I Could Never Do That – Pat Cummins Comments On David Warner?s TikTok Videos

BCCI's CEO Rahul Johri said that the IPL will happen soon in the country as more people watched the IPL last year than those who voted for general elections

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IPL History

IPL 2019 is almost upon us and the fans are gearing up for season 12 of the cash-rich tournament. This year, 8 teams will be contesting the league and vying for the title.

The series kicks off on the 23rd of March, through April and ends on May 19th. The opening match will be defending champions, Chennai Super Kings against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.

The Super Kings are currently the most successful IPL team along with the Mumbai Indians, with three wins each. Kolkata are next with 2 wins. The inaugural winners were the Rajasthan Royals back in 2008.

Tournament Format?

The IPL schedule 2019 is planned in such a way that only the dates for the first two weeks has been released. However, owing to the 2019 general elections, there may be further changes.

Just like in the English Premier League and every other football league, each team plays their opponent twice. Once in their own home ground and once in their opponent's home ground. In simpler terms, CSK are facing RCB in Chennai on Saturday. The next time the two meet, it will be in Bangalore.

However, with the general elections looming, it is more than likely that this format will be thrown for a loop.?Instead, some matches will be held at neutral venues for security reasons.



There are 8 teams contesting the 2019 IPL season. They are, the Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals. Delhi were formerly known as the Daredevils, but ahead of the coming season, they felt a need for a change.

There were also a fair number of former teams as well, who have now become defunct. They are, the Deccan Chargers, who were succeeded by the Sunrisers Hyderabad. They were part of the original teams, but dissolved after 4 years.

Next came the Kochi Tuskers Kerala, who joined in 2010 lasted only till 2011. The Pune Warrior India debuted around the same time as Kochi but managed to hold out until 2014 before dissolving. Then in 2016, after Chennai and Rajasthan were banned for 2 years, the Gujarat Lions and the Rising Pune Supergiant arose from their ashes. Sadly, they too were dissolved when CSK and RR returned to the fray in 2018.


There was a lot of speculation surrounding hosting the IPL amid the Indian general elections. Rumours were abuzz that IPL 2019 could be held abroad just like in 2009 and 2014 respectively.

However, the BCCI later confirmed that the tournament will remain in India alongside the elections. Their plan is to schedule a few matches on neutral venues on certain days to avoid conflict.

One thing is for sure, the crescendo surrounding the league will soon reach a fever pitch and the fans are eager to get things started.

How will things pan out this season? Will CSK or MI break the deadlock? Will KKR make it a three-way tie? Will it be some team else? Will RCB finally lift the trophy? Will the name change really mean a change of fortune for Delhi Capitals?