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The BCCI secretary, Jay Shah has stated that over 20 crore people tuned in to watch the opener of the 2020 IPL season. The opening game featured the Mumabi Indians vs the Chennai Super Kings on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi.
This years event is being held behind closed doors in the UAE as India and some other parts of the world struggle to manage the coronavirus pandemic. As a result of the event being held behind closed doors this has meant the only way to tune is via TV leading to record number of viewers.
On Tuesday September 22nd Jay Shah tweeted
“Opening match of #Dream11IPL sets a new record. As per BARC, an unprecedented 20 crore people tuned in to watch the match. Highest ever opening day viewership for any sporting league in any country – no league has ever opened as big as this.”
Did you tune in to watch?