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IPL 2020: BCCI has announced the full schedule and fixtures for the league stage of upcoming IPL 2020, which will be the 13th edition of the tournament with a total of 60 matches to be played over 57 days culminating in the final to be played on May 24.
- The 2020 IPL will be the longest in the tournament's history
- Double-headers have been limited to Sundays in the upcoming edition
- The opening match of IPL 2020 will be a repeat of last year's final T
he full schedule of the league phase of the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is out with all eight teams playing seven home and 7 away matches. The high-profile tournament will start on March 29 with the 1st match to be a repeat of last year's final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings and the final will be played on May 24. This will make the IPL 2020 the longest in the tournament history.
The schedule of this year's edition had already been released by the respective franchises before the BCCI announced it on Tuesday. While all the teams will play 7 home games in their base cities, 2 of Rajasthan Royals fixtures on April 5 and 9 could be played either in Jaipur or Guwahati. The venues for these couple of games will be finalised in the coming days.
This year, IPL will not see any double-headers on Saturdays but 2 back-to-back matches will be played on Sundays similar to previous editions except on the first and last days of the league stage.