The one-off all-star match that was meant to preface IPL 2020 will now be performed after the event. The match was initially scheduled to be performed three days earlier than the IPL, which begins on March 29, however as a result of operational causes it’s now set to be performed after the event which ends on Might 24. No date or venue has been finalised but although.
IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed the event, saying the 2 groups for the sport could be picked based mostly on the performances of the gamers within the event. “Will probably be after the event,” Patel, a former India batsman, informed ESPNcricnfo. “We are going to see the efficiency of the gamers and on that foundation the 2 groups shall be chosen.”
The all-star match was initially proposed by the Patel and located help from the BCCI. ESPNcricinfo understands on the final IPL Governing Council assembly, held on January 27, it was determined to have a range committee in place to select the 2 groups. That assembly was attended by the BCCI’s prime brass together with Sourav Ganguly (president), Jay Shah (secretary) and Arun Dhumal (treasurer).
In that assembly, the date for the all-star match was tentatively set as March 25 whereas Mumbai was picked because the venue, contemplating the event opener between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Tremendous Kings was scheduled on the Wankhede stadium on March 29.
Subsequently, nonetheless, the BCCI realised it didn’t have a lot time to get varied issues in place together with the provision of gamers as nicely elevating a broadcast tender. The IPL begins barely 10 days after the three-match ODI sequence between India and South Africa, which ends on March 18 in Kolkata.
Instantly after the ODIs towards South Africa, 5 Indian gamers are set to journey to Bangladesh to take part in two T20Is between an Asian XI and a World XI, organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board to commemorate the beginning centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh’s founding father. The BCCI has not but introduced who shall be going, however some outstanding India gamers are a part of the listing of names accepted.
One of many officers, who attended the January IPL governing council assembly, stated there’s ample time now to drift the tender and focus on the rights for the all-star match with Star, who maintain the printed rights for IPL until 2022. It’s understood a staff lead by Patel was meant to fulfill up with Star to speak concerning the tender for the all-star match. That assembly is but to happen. On the January 27 assembly it was additionally determined that the proceeds from the match will probably be used for a charitable goal.