Post the unceremonious exit of Chinese manufacturer's Vivo as the title sponsors of IPL 2020 it looks like Tata Sons is more likely to grab the spot of the main sponsors. As per a report in Outlook India, Tata Sons have bid for the title sponsorship of IPL 13. A formal announcement is slated to be made by the BCCI on August 18. In the past week or so, the names of Patanjali, Byjus, and Unacademy have been doing the rounds as potential title sponsors of the cash rich league. If at all the deal comes through then it would be their first venture into cricketing operations.
IPL 13 is scheduled to start from September 19 and the final would be played on November 10. Three venues would be used for the tournament to minimize traveling for players in the wake of the pandemic. Franchises have already started assembling players ahead of the season. CSK who will have a six-day training camp in Chennai – would in all likelihood be the first franchise to reach UAE on August 22. The teams will be placed in a bio-secure environment as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus