IPL 2019 to begin on March 23

The BCCI announced that the Indian Premier League (IPL) will go as scheduled this year in India. The billion dollar cricket tournament will commence from 23rd March 2019.

The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to decide the venue and the window. The two member panel is headed by Vinod Rai who will discuss venue and windows, after consultation will all stakeholders.

The BCCI statement reads :-

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Tuesday met in New Delhi to discuss the VIVO IPL 2019 venues and window.

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.

The COA will then have detailed discussion with all the Stakeholders before releasing the VIVO IPL 2019 Schedule.

The Supreme Court Appointed Committee of Administrators.

In 2014, both the IPL season and general elections dates clashed. The ministry of Home affairs couldn’t provide adequate security to both the events simultaneously, so the IPL was partially moved to UAE.

This year the IPL starts earlier than usual due to the ICC ODI World Cup, this is scheduled from 30th May 2019.