Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has just announced the first two weeks of the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) with the T20 league starting on March 22 in Chennai with a game between defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

The two-week schedule runs from March 22 to April 7. The elections are likely to take place in the mid or end of April. As per reports in some section of media, BCCI is exploring the possibility of organising the second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE.

Report further suggested that a few BCCI officials are in the UAE to explore the possibility of moving the second half of the 2024 edition of the mega event to the Gulf country. The decision could be taken as the dates of the General Elections might clash with the second half of the cash-rich league. 

The Election Commission is expected to announce the date of the elections on March 16.

As per sources, some of the franchises have already asked the players to submit their passports.

Notably, the first half of IPL 2024 was also held in the UAE due to the General Elections.