The popular franchise of Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals comes up with unique challenges every year in the grand cricket festival and this time also they have a new idea to grab the attention of their cricket fans across the world. The Royals have decided to play their home games for the upcoming season of IPL 2020 at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Undoubtedly this shocking news brings smiles on the faces of their thousands of fans in Assam.
The secretary of Assam Cricket Association (ACA) Devajit Lon Saikia said while confirming the news, “the Rajasthan Royals had earlier requested the BCCI to allow them to play some of their home matches in Guwahati, and the Committee of Administrators (CoA) had on August 13 approved their request”. The approval was accepted by the governing council of the Indian Premier League at the BCCI headquarters on Tuesday.
Rajasthan Royals have their academies in various cities across the country and now after collaborating with Assam Cricket Association, the Pink squad can enjoy the best of cricket facilities in Guwahati also. Rajasthan squad will play some of their home games in Guwahati and not all. It will be interesting to see how will they perform in the upcoming season of IPL.
Only a few months have been left for the prestigious tournament of cricket in India and all the participating franchises have already started prepping up to set the stage on fire in the next edition. The grand auction ceremony for IPL 2020 is scheduled to be held on December 19th in Kolkata. For the first time in the history of IPL, the Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to conduct the auctions in a new city and not in Bengaluru.
In the upcoming auctions, all of the eight franchises will be allotted a balance of Rs 85 crore in total to build their respective teams. These eight franchises are Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, and last but not the least Royal Challengers Bangalore.