For the first time in the history of the tournament, the finals will be played on a weekday ie Tuesday. Both the afternoon and evening matches will be played half an hour earlier than usual this time around
He also made it clear that he wouldn't request Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly to let Pakistani players compete in the Indian Premier League (IPL)
Sreesanth's life ban for alleged spot-fixing in the 2013 edition of the IPL was reduced to seven years by BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain last year. Jain had observed that the cricketer is well past his prime having already served six years
On Wednesday, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal had told IANS that the lucrative league would begin as scheduled.
He also said that the ones who tested positive earlier will be tested once again only after their 14-day quarantine period is over
It is also learnt that the BCCI could go for a change in the schedule it has reportedly prepared if it goes ahead with the already decided dates.
Earlier on Saturday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that 13 personnel including two players had tested positive for COVID-19.
The IPL 2020 was originally slated to be played from March 29, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic
The tournament's build-up hit a rough patch when 13 members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent, including two players, tested positive for the dreaded virus last week
The two players who have tested positive include a white-ball T20 specialist seamer for India and a top-order India A batsman.
The IPL franchise, Chennai Super Kings, informed on Saturday morning that Suresh Raina has returned to India for 'personal reasons'
The players are currently undergoing a mandatory seven-day quarantine which is in line with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) issued by the Board of control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
It was bound to happen that they wouldn't have been able to spend Rs 40 crore to be a part of BCCI's central sponsorship pool. Hence, the pull-out is not a surprise," the source said.
It is like meeting your own family, meeting your long lost friends. So it is just a really overwhelming phase for all of us," Malhotra was quoted as saying in a press release
The Board supremo also informed the state units that the 2021 IPL will be held in April, within five months of the upcoming edition, which concludes on November 10
BCCI official said the board will speak to Dhoni, during the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, and plan accordingly.
But Dhoni, according to Tendulkar, set the bar quite high as far as compartmentalising personal and professional equations was concerned
After his retirement, Chauhan served as President of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) and was also its vice-president, secretary and chief selector
Chetan Chauhan was a vital cog in the Indian lineup during the 1970s and he used to open the batting along with Sunil Gavaskar
Abdul Rehman Bukhatir plans to speak to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly in Sharjah about the resumption of CBFS which shelled out one crore dollars to help around 200 cricketers.