Cricket fans across the world have been waiting with bated breath, for the Board of Control for Cricket, to confirm whether or not the Indian Premier League (IPL) would still take place this year as scheduled.

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread disruption to the sporting world in general, both in and out of India. Cricket also formed part of this collateral damage.

It is worth noting that the IPL is the single most-viewed T20 domestic competition in the world, ranking up there with the Cricket World Cup. Several fans are looking forward to seeing if the current reigning champs – the Mumbai Indians – will defend their title in the 2020 league.

Brijesh Patel, the chairman of the IPL announced that the tournament will indeed be played between September 19 and November 8, 2023, putting to rest the uncertainty that the IPL 2023 would be canceled.

So, what does this mean for the teams headed to face-off in this spectacular battle of the cricket titans? Even more importantly, what does this mean for cricket fans and the IPL odds? What should you expect?

Here’s everything you need to know.