The IPL is all set to begin from 19th September, 2020. All the franchises have already reached the venue and are currently under strict bio-bubble supervision. Since, keeping the social distancing and pandemic situation in mind, at least the initial part of the match will be held in empty stadiums, fans won't be able to get their hands on IPL 2020 tickets at least for the initial part of the tournament. This decision was taken keeping the health and safety of the players as well the fans in consideration.
The future situation will decide whether or not we will be able to buy IPL Tickets if at all. As far as the initial stages of the tournament is concerned, IPL 2020 will be held behind closed doors and fans will have to watch the matches on a screen. Depending on future state of the pandemic, BCCI may or may not decide to open for the fans and the IPL tickets may or may not be available for sale.
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The world was inflicted upon by unforeseen circumstances, when the coronavirus pandemic unfurled from China, its country of origin, and started to spread to the rest of the world. As millions of lives and industries got affected by the ongoing pandemic, so did cricket. As the virus was communicable and spread by contact, all sport events, domestic, international or franchise-based, came to a halt as governments of different nations imposed strict lockdowns/social restrictions and distancing norms.
There was a time when the world's most cash-rich and glamorous cricket league, the Indian Premier League a.k.a. IPL was on the verge of being cancelled for it's thirteenth edition as India was under complete lockdown during its initial schedule.
The tournament which was originally scheduled to start on 29th of March, 2020 was postponed to an undisclosed date as the Indian Government took the decision to impose complete nationwide lockdown. Although as of September, India has begun its unlockdown process, the league was not permitted to be hosted in India this year.
But then it was announced that the IPL venues would be in UAE this year and the tournament was scheduled to take place from 19th September to 10th November. Although it was disappointing for the fans that they couldn't go to the stadiums and support their teams, it was still a good news as they could finally get some cricketing action after months.