CRICKET- The schedule of 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be announced only after the dates of the upcoming general elections are revealed by the Election Commission, a senior BCCI official said today.
The official said it is impossible to release IPL 2019 schedule before the dates of general elections are out.
It was earlier announced that the entire IPL 2019 tournament will be played in India, so matches need to be planned as per the election schedule.
“Since this is the most important event in the calendar year, one has to ensure that we work according to the dates and plan the games in a way that everything is in sync. We all know the kind of arrangement that goes behind hosting elections and that is the priority,” he explained.
The IPL is set to get underway on March 23 and the General Elections will also be held in March-April.