The schedule for the upcoming Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 to be held in UAE was announced by the IPL Governing Council on Sunday. The season will kickstart on September 19 in Abu Dhabi with a blockbuster clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the statement said.

After the tournament opener on Saturday, Dubai will host its first game on Sunday (September 20) when Delhi Capitals take on Kings XI Punjab followed by the third match on Monday (September 21) between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore, it said.

The IPL was initially set to be conducted in India, but was shifted to the UAE due to the increasing cases of Covid-19 in the country.

The IPL action will shift to Sharjah on Tuesday, September 22, where Rajasthan Royals will host Chennai Super Kings.

There will be 10 double headers with the first match starting at 3:30

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