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Full IPL schedule likely on Monday: BCCI official

IANS  |  New Delhi 

With the 12th edition of the (IPL) set to get underway in Chennai from March 23, the has released the schedule for only the first 17 games till April 5. The complete schedule is expected to be out on the sidelines of the Supreme Court-appointed (CoA) meeting in on Monday.

Speaking to IANS, a Board of Control for in (BCCI) in the know of developments said that the full schedule was expected to be released on March 18.

The and his team has been working overtime to ensure that despite this being the year of the general election, the league is played in

"It is expected that the remaining schedule for this season of the IPL would be finalised and announced on Monday when the CoA meets (at the Trident Hotel).

"The and his team are working overtime on this and it is a credit to them that the can even hope of holding the entire season in this year," he said.

Last year's winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers (RCB) in Chennai in the opener.

In the first part, all teams are playing a minimum of four matches with the newly-christened Delhi Capitals and RCB playing five matches.

Every team will play a minimum of two home and two away matches with DC playing three home matches, while RCB will play three away matches.

The CoA will meet ICC in on Monday to also discuss the issue of the complying with the (WADA-NADA).

While the International Council (ICC) has decided to remain compliant to the WADA directives, the BCCI has reservation on dealing with NADA.

ICC had spoken on the need to get the differences between the BCCI and NADA sorted.

"We are trying to help the BCCI sort out the issue with WADA and NADA. We think should be in the 2028 Olympics, but it's not going to happen unless we are a unified sport.

"At this stage, we need to convince the BCCI that it is a good thing for cricket to be in from all aspects," he had said.

However, the BCCI officials present at the ICC meeting had made it clear that WADA must name a different testing agency as they don't trust NADA thanks to the recent mistakes the agency has made.

(Baidurjo Bhose can be contacted at baidurjo.b@ians.in)

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 16:18 IST
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