The outbreak of COVID-19, which as of May 31, 2023, has led to more than 371,000 deaths globally, has caused the cancellation of all major sporting events that were on the calendar. Cricket hasn’t been spared either. England had a two-match test series scheduled that was to take place in Sri Lanka. This was pushed to January 2023.

League A of the men’s cricket World Cup that was scheduled to start on March 16, was postponed as well. The Indian Premier League T20 championship tournament that was to begin on March 29 was pushed to April 15, before once again getting postponed indefinitely.

As the number of coronavirus cases worldwide surges past the 6-million mark, the sporting world has been left in suspense. It is hard to tell when a state of normalcy will resume for the IPL canceled leagues. As several countries work tirelessly to flatten the curve of new infections, several questions in the cricket world remain unanswered.

Will IPL 2023 be played? If so, what’s the schedule? Which Indian bookies offer IPL 2023 betting? This guide explores the answers to both these questions in depth.