The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will be played between September 19 to November 8. IPL chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed the news and the communication for the same has been sent to all the eight franchises. The official announcement might happen only after the Indian Premier League's Governing Council meeting but the BCCI has joined the franchises in making logistical plans. Apart from the IPL teams, logistics and operations teams from the BCCI will also be heading to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah to see to it that preparations are on in full swing and there are no execution woes. It is expected that with each and every team needing at least a month's time to train, the franchises will be leaving base by August 20 which gives them exactly four weeks time to prepare.