Sports Calendar 2020: Mark Your Calendar For These Major Events

Bhubaneswar: The year 2020 is here and is teeming with several major sports events. Odisha, over-time, has made itself known as the sports capital of India and in 2020 there is a lot to look forward to.

To start with, 2020 will witness the biggest sporting extravaganza of Olympics to be held in Tokyo this year. India will be eyeing to better its medal tally in comparison to 2016, especially in badminton, shooting, boxing and wrestling.

Cricket fans also have a lot to wait this year. The 13th edition Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has promised to be a gala affair which will be followed by the T20 World cup to be played in Australia. With on-going World Test Championship, cricket fanatics will also witness best test playing nations compete with each other.

Coming to badminton, 2020 is lined up with All-England Open, India Open, Indonesia Open, Japan Open among others with Olympics. The Football fans will wait with bated breaths for the Euro 2020 and Champions League.

Here is the complete schedule:

Major global events

Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia: February 21 – March 8

Euro 2020 in 12 host cities: June 12 – July 12

Olympics in Tokyo: July 24 – August 9

Paralympics in Tokyo: August 25 – September 6

Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia: October 18 – November 15

India Men’s Cricket Schedule

January 5-10: 3 T20Is vs Sri Lanka – home

January 14-19: 3 ODIs vs Australia – home

January 24-March 4: 5 T20Is, 3 ODIs, and 2 Tests vs New Zealand – away

March 12-18: 3 ODIs vs South Africa – home

March-May: Indian Premier League (IPL)

September: Asia Cup – away

October-November: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia

November-January: India’s tour of Australia – away

India Women’s Cricket Schedule

January 31-February 12: T20I Tri-series (India, England, Australia) in Australia

February 21-March 8: T20 World Cup in Australia


Champions League final: May 31

Indian Super League: Final match day – March 8

I-League: Final match day – April 5

La Liga 2019-20: Final match day – May 24

Serie A 2019 – 20: Final match day – May 24

Premier League 2019-20: Final match day – May 17

World Cup Qualifiers (India)

vs Qatar – March 26

vs Bangladesh – June 4

vs Afghanistan – June 9


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