IPL 2020 schedule announced: Mumbai Indians to take on Chennai Super Kings in opener on September 19

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday announced the much-awaited schedule for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. The season will kickstart on September 19 in Abu Dhabi with a blockbuster clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

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

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 PM IST. The evening matches will begin at 07:30 PM IST. In all, 24 matches will be held in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi and 12 in Sharjah, according to the BCCI release.