If we look at earlier general elections, IPL had to be shifted to South Africa in 2009 and UAE in 2014 due to clash with the Lok Sabha polls which is generally held in the April-May period. In 2014, the tournament returned to India on 2 May. The previous election was held from 7 April to 12 May.
The Committee said: “The Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Tuesday met in New Delhi to discuss the cash-rich Vivo IPL 2019 venues and window. Based on the preliminary discussions with the appropriate central and state agencies/authorities, it was decided that the 12th edition of the world’s most popular and competitive T20 tournament will be scheduled to be played in India. It is proposed that the IPL 2019 will commence on March 23, 2019. The detailed schedule will be finalised in consultation with the appropriate authorities. The COA will then have detailed discussion with all the Stakeholders before releasing the IPL 2019 Schedule.”