Sports scene is buzzing again! Sports enthusiasts across the world had reasons to rejoice with the PGA Championship for Golf and UEFA Champions League for Football and US Open for Tennis back in the ground. For cricket fans in India, the countdown for IPL has begun. The 53-day cricketing extravaganza will be hosted in United Arab Emiratesthis year.

Marred by a couple of initial hassles, including loss of revenue from ticket sales, wrestling to get sponsors after Vivo and Future Group pulled out, and of course planning the event to ensurethat the show goes on and the virus is kept at bay.

Despitealltheroadblocks, IPL 2020will be interesting in more ways than one. From MS Dhoni’s first appearance after announcing his retirement from International cricket to the hopes pinned on Virat Kohli’sfor breaking the jinx and winning his maiden IPL trophy, the gamewill be a test of the players’ stamina, given most of them have not played professional cricket for months.

Glitz and glamour, adrenaline rush and the echo of “EnEr Mundo – Pepe El Trompeta”, which has probably been made more popular by IPL cricket, will bring excitement back to the game. You bet!

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