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Vivo IPL 2020 : Defending Champions Mumbai Indians Take On Chennai Super Kings In The Opener

Defending champions Mumbai Indians and runners-up Chennai Super Kings will open the 13th IPL at the Wankhede Stadium on March 29.

The franchise-based event will start 11 days after India’s home ODI series against South Africa ends on March 18 in Kolkata.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to make the official announcement regarding the IPL 2020 schedule. The full schedule of the knockout matches will also be released later.

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Credit : IPL

According to ESPNcricinfo, this year’s edition will be on for 50 days compared to 44 in 2019. The BCCI has done away with the Saturday double-headers. Only Sundays will have double-headers this season. The final is scheduled for May 24.

The organisers have done away with the Saturday double-headers, resulting in an extra week in the league phase.

Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore―will play seven matches at their home venues.

Credit : IPL
Credit : IPL

The BCCI sent out the final fixture to the franchises on Saturday, stating that six double-headers will take place only on Sundays.

The last league game is scheduled for May 17, between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai in Bengaluru.

Except Rajasthan Royals, all the other seven franchises have retained their original home bases.

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