IPL 2020: Opening ceremony will not happen this time, last year did not happen, know the reason. The Indian Premier League (IPL), called the Father of Entertainment, is set to begin on September 19 with the match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. CSK will be played against the current champions Mumbai Indians at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, although the opening ceremonies (opening ceremony) seen over the past several seasons will be visible this time.
IPL 2020: Opening ceremony will not happen this time, last year did not happen, know the reason
Even during the 2019 IPL event last year, the audience had to be deprived of the glorious opening ceremony. Last year, the IPL Governing Council and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided not to open the ceremony due to the Pulwama terror attack. Instead, the organizers decided to contribute the amount spent on the event to the families of the martyred CRPF personnel who lost their lives in this terrorist attack.
This time the tournament is being held in a closed stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in which spectators and fans are not even admitted. Therefore, the opening ceremony is not being organized this time due to which the corona virus is spread all over the world. Therefore, in view of the Corona crisis, cheerleaders will not be seen in the IPL this time too.
However, the organizers believe that the tournament, which runs from September 19 to November 10, may get an opportunity to watch the later matches. Earlier this tournament was scheduled to be held during the month of March to May but it was postponed at that time in view of the outbreak of Corona virus.