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