Reportedly the 2020 edition of the indian Premier League is set to get underway on march 29 at the Wankhede Stadium in mumbai with mumbai indians kicking off the campaign on their home ground. When speaking to IANS, a delhi Capitals official said that the starting date is set to be march 29 with defending champions MI playing the opener at Wankhede. The official said "I am told that the 2020 edition of the IPL will start on march 29 at Wankhede".
Furthermore this means that the teams playing the first couple of games will miss the services of the Australian, english and Kiwi foreign recruits as there will be two international series on at that point in time with australia and new zealand clashing in a T20I series that has the last game on march 29 and the England-Sri Lanka Test series which ends on march 31. When speaking to reporters, a senior official of one of the franchises had earlier said that they were keeping fingers crossed that the IPL Governing Council will go back to the old format of having double headers through the tournament and start around april 1.
Moreover an official said "See, while the Australia-New Zealand series ends with the final T20I being played on march 29, the second Test of the series between england and sri lanka technically ends only on march 31. In such a scenario, you start the season minus your big players and that isn't a happy occasion. If we do start from april 1, the scenario looks so much better".