New Delhi: The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will begin from March 23 in India. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) issued a release in this regard today. However, the Committee is yet to take a final decision on the number of matches and schedule of the T20 tournament.
“Based on the preliminary discussions with the appropriate central and state agencies/authorities, it was decided that the 12th edition of the world’s most popular and competitive T20 tournament will be scheduled to be played in India. It is proposed that the VIVO IPL 2019 will commence on March 23, 2019. The detailed schedule will be finalised in consultation with the appropriate authorities,” a statement from the CoA said.
The mega tournament, which usually begins in April-May, will be held early this year as the general elections are expected to take place during that time.
The venue of IPL-12 is a matter of major debate since the dates are set to clash with the general elections of the country, which in all likelihood are scheduled for the month of May.
The BCCI release further said, “The CoA will have detailed discussion with all the Stakeholders before releasing the IPL 2019 schedule.”