Sharjah will host 12 matches of the IPL and is one of the venues besides Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The T20 tournament will kick start on Saturday with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings.
One of India's leading wicket-takers, Ravichandran Ashwin turned a year older on 17 September.
To reduce the number of people in the grounds, there will be no dancing cheerleaders in IPL 2020. Players will be ferried to and from hotels under strict BCCI health safety protocols, and officials say that over 20,000 coronavirus tests will be carried out.
From live streaming details to squads, here's everything you need to know about IPL 2020 which will be held in UAE from 19 September to 10 November.
IPL 2020: BCCI receives request to reduce quarantine period for Australia, England players, says report
Around 21 players, currently part of an England-Australia white-ball series, will be reaching Dubai on 17 September. They can only be available from 23 September, while IPL 2020 gets underway from 19 September.
According to a media release issued on Monday, Ganguly also said that young players were eagerly looking forward to playing in the hallowed cricket ground where greats like Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar wrote history.
S Sreesanth's ban for alleged spot-fixing came to an end on Sunday, concluding a seven-year punishment that was originally meant to be for life and was aggressively contested by the bowler.
Coronavirus Outbreak: BCCI postpones Annual General Meeting due to pandemic, says event can’t be held online
After taking a legal opinion on the subject, BCCI decided to postpone the AGM, which was supposed to take place on 30 September, to a later date.
IPL 2020 will begin on 19 September with defending champions Mumbai Indians facing Chennai Super Kings in the opening match
Virat Kohli's India may start tour of Australia in Adelaide or Brisbane due to strict quarantine restrictions in Western Australia
The Indian and Australian players will be coming directly from the UAE after IPL where there is a second wave of COVID-19 cases.
The development comes after 13 members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent, including two players, tested positive for the dreaded virus last week.
IPL 2020: BCCI to spend around Rs 10 crore for 20,000 COVID-19 tests during T20 tournament, says report
While the eight IPL franchises bore the cost of testing in India, the BCCI is picking up the tab for the RT-PCR tests which have been conducted from 20 August when the teams started landing in the UAE.
IPL 2020: Suresh Raina will certainly realise what he is missing, says CSK boss N Srinivasan on cricketer exiting T20 league
It was speculated earlier that Raina may have left for India after learning about the murder of his uncle in Pathankot in Punjab. Now, after Srinivasan's statements, a different story seems to be emerging.
As a result, the BCCI have put in stringent health and safety protocols for the tournament, which is scheduled to start from 19 September in the UAE.
According to sources in the NADA, the agency is targeting collection of at least 50 samples during In-Competition (IC) and Out-of-Competition (OOC) testing during the IPL.
The ECB's brainchild, the Hundred is a necessary tool to increase cricket's reach and appeal, according to Graves.
India will host England for full-fledged series in February 2021, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly tells state units
Sourav Ganguly has assured all state associations that domestic cricket will start as and when the situation is safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but did not specify the date from when the season will kick off.
Cricket commentator and former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra has recently that the BCCI should allow both Dhoni and Raina to take part in foreign leagues.