The full schedule for the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been announced. Last year’s finalists Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will lock horns against each other in a mouth-watering first match of the tournament on September 19 in Abu Dhabi.
The first match of the tournament was pretty much known but there were some doubts over CSK’s participation after 13 of their members tested positive for the dreaded COVID-19. Out of those 13, two were players. However, the BCCI took its time and after finding out that no new member had tested positive and CSK had started its training, they announced the schedule.
CSK schedule for IPL 2020:
After opening their season on the first day of the competition against defending champions, CSK will be in action again on the fourth day when they take on Rajasthan Royals. The MS Dhoni-led side will play their final league game on November 1 against Kings XI Punjab.
Here is their full league schedule for IPL 2020:
|Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||Saturday, September 19||19:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings||Tuesday, September 22||19:30||Sharjah|
|Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals||Friday, September 25||19:30||Dubai|
|Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Friday, October 2||19:30||Dubai|
|Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings||Sunday, October 4||19:30||Dubai|
|Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings||Wednesday, October 7||19:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Saturday, October 10||19:30||Dubai|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings||Tuesday, October 13||19:30||Dubai|
|Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings||Saturday, October 17||19:30||Sharjah|
|Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||Monday, October 19||19:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians||Wednesday, October 23||19:30||Sharjah|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings||Sunday, October 25||15:30||Dubai|
|Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Thursday, October 29||19:30||Dubai|
|Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab||Sunday, November 1||15:30||Abu Dhabi|
CSK will be looking to hit the ground running after facing so many setbacks in UAE so far. In addition to their members being tested positive, they have also lost the services of their two seniors – Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina. Both the players have pulled out of the competition citing personal reasons.