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IPL 2019 to start March 23 despite general elections

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The hugely-popular two-month-long (IPL) will be played in from March 23 despite the elections due in April-May, ending the uncertainty over whether it would be shifted to some other country.

The announcement on the commencement of the 12th edition of IPL was made by the Supreme Court-appointed (CoA) here on Tuesday after a meeting of the committee headed by Vinod Rai.

"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," an IPL release stated.

"It is proposed that the IPL 2019 will commence on March 23. The detailed schedule will be finalised in consultation with the appropriate authorities. The CoA will then have a detailed discussion with all the stakeholders before releasing the IPL 2019 Schedule," it added.

In 2009, the cash-rich tournament was held in due to the while the 2014 edition was partly played in the (UAE) before returning home for the latter half.



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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 16:58 IST