IPL 2020: No change in timings; concussion substitutes to be introduced

For the first time ever in the history of Indian Premier League, Concussion substitutes will be introduced in the upcoming season, confirmed BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.

The committee which met today to discuss the timing of the tournament, also confirmed that there will be no matches happening at 7.30 pm.

“There will be no change in the timing of IPL night games. It will start from 8 pm like earlier years. There was discussion about 7.30 pm but it’s not happening,” BCCI president told reporters after the meeting.

“We will have only five doubleheaders (4 pm and 8 pm) this time,” he added.

In a noble gesture, the BCCI will have an All-Stars Game between all top international players before the start of IPL for a charitable cause.

“We are doing the concussion substitute, the All-Star Game and the final is in Mumbai.”

In other developments, the top boss of Indian cricket said that IPL final will be held in Mumbai and not Ahmedabad. “IPL final will be held in Mumbai,” Ganguly said.

On the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), the former India captain said that it has been finalised and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah will make the official announcement soon.