LIVE UPDATES: Mumbai Indians to lock horns with Chennai Super Kings opening IPL’s opening encounter in Abu Dhabi today


Defending champions Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings in this year’s opening encounter of the IPL in Abu Dhabi later today. The match will start at 7.30 PM IST. This year’s IPL was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the venue being shifted from India to the UAE.

Dubai will host its first game on Sunday when Delhi Capitals take on Kings XI Punjab followed by the third match on Monday between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The IPL action will shift to Sharjah on Tuesday, 22 September where Rajasthan Royals will host Chennai Super Kings.

There will be 10 doubleheaders with the first match starting at 3:30PM IST and 2:00PM UAE time. All evening matches will start at 7:30PM IST and 6:00PM UAE time. In all, 24 matches will be held in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi and 12 in Sharjah.

Venues for the playoffs and the Dream11 IPL 2020 final will be announced later.

LIVE UPDATES on this and today’s other big stories will appear below:

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17:14 PM: Two days after he was discharged from the #AIIMS followed by a complete medical check-up to ensure his post #Covid19 recovery, Union Home Minister #AmitShah is expected to join the ongoing #MonsoonSession of Parliament on Saturday during the #LokSabha proceedings. (IANS)

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16:04 PM: Arrested scribe Rajeev Sharma was passing info about Army deployment on LoC, India’s border strategy to Chinese intelligence: Delhi Police. (PTI)

15:14 PM: The #SupremeCourt on Friday permitted the registration of BS-IV vehicles, purchased on or before March 31 this year, which are necessary for municipal corporations in #Delhi to carry out essential public utility services. (IANS)

15:01 PM: West Bengal has become “home to illegal bomb-making” and state administration cannot escape its accountability for “alarming decline” in law and order, says Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (PTI)

14:49 PM: Veteran Rabindra Sangeet exponent Purba Dam has died at the age of 85 at her residence in Kolkata: Family. (PTI)

14:16 PM: 48 child labourers rescued in UP’s Bahraich district: Officials. (PTI)

13:38 PM: Four members of family found hanging at their house in Jamdoli area of Jaipur; suicide suspected: Police. (PTI)

13:04 PM: Three ministers, two MLAs test positive for #COVID19 in Sikkim: Official. (PTI)

12:34 PM: The Indian government has granted a special permission to export 25,000 tonnes of #onion to #Bangladesh, which was blocked in five trucks in the countries’ border area, according to local traders. (IANS)

12:31 PM: #Securityforces arrested three militants along with arms and ammunition on Saturday from #JammuandKashmir’s #Rajouri district. Police said a joint team of the security forces made the arrests. (IANS)