New Delhi: The most popular two-month-long Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 edition will be played in India from March 23, 2019.
The announcement on the commencement of the 12th edition of IPL was made by the IPL governing council and Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) here on Tuesday.
"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," the statement added.
The decision came amid speculations that the tournament might get shifted abroad due to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls due in April-May.