IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals to camp in Guwahati from today


GUWAHATI: Rajasthan Royals have announced a three-day camp at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati to prepare and adapt to the conditions of what could be their second home ground for the upcoming 2020 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Rajasthan High Court will hear the decision filed by the franchise to play two of their home matches in Guwahati on March 17th.

Royals had earlier expressed their displeasure over the behaviour of the administrators of the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. The Barsapara Cricket Stadium, which hosted a T20I match between India and Sri Lanka back in January, could host two of the opening home games for the inaugural champions.

While confirming the news, an official source from the Royals confirmed the availability of Robin Uthappa for the camp, along with other domestic players depending upon their schedule in the Ranji Trophy.

BCCI also backed the Royals on their decision to play a few matches in Guwahati, provided they don’t break any rules in their request of having a second home ground. The Royals aim to generate revenue and allow the local fans to witness their players in action. The venues for matches against Delhi Capitals (5th April) and Kolkata Knight Riders (9th April) are yet to get finalized.

The 13th edition of the IPL will commence from 29th March, while Rajasthan Royals will open their campaign against Chennai Super Kings on 2nd April in Chennai.

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