The Committee of Administrators (COA) running Indian cricket, have announced that there will be no formal Opening Ceremony to be held for IPL 2019. However, the money dedicated to the IPL 2019 Opening Ceremoney will be given to the Families of 44 CRPF Jawans that were killed in the Palwama attack.
Vinod Rai, an COA Comitte Member told Media that We will not have a regular IPL opening Ceremony and the amount of the budget for the opening ceremony will be given to families of the Victims of Pulawama Terror Attack.
CoA member Vinod Rai: We'll not have a regular IPL opening ceremony and the amount of the budget for the opening ceremony will be given to families of the victims of #PulwamaTerrorAttack pic.twitter.com/VEUSLLzXrV
— Times of India (@timesofindia) February 22, 2019
IPL 2019 is scheduled to be held from 23rd March in India. This will be the 12th Season of Indian Premier League and eight teams will be battling to lift the IPL 2019 trophy.