IPL 2020 Begins On March 29 And Final On May 24 With No-Double Headers
The start date of IPL 2020 is fixed on March 29 and the final would be played on May 24. This time, IPL got an extended window for more entertainment. It would be 57 days of cricket with no double-headers this time.
IPL 2020 edition
Starting from March 24 to May 24, this season of the IPL is going to be lengthier by 12 days. Earlier IPL tournaments used to be up to 45 days but this time, the tournament is extended to 57 days.
IPL 2020 match timings
During previous seasons, it was noticed that matches started at 8 pm and went well past midnight. But this time, the games would start at 7:30 pm. The hosts felt that going back home a midnight was quite an issue for the audiences. But hosts have another issue with an early start. It is difficult for audiences living in metro cities to reach stadiums after leaving from office at 6 pm.
No-double headers in IPL 2020
Another important thing about IPL 2020 is that there would be no double-headers this time. The hosts received a lukewarm response today matches last season. This time, they want to make sure that the audiences enjoy cricket to the full and the TRP remains on top.
The extended window provided to IPL 2020 is to accommodate single matches. With 57 days of cricket, the hosts can easily plan the game. Last year, franchises had a problem with empty stands. Outdoing with double-headers would solve that problem.