There was a lot of anticipation regarding the starting date of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.One had expected the upcoming edition of the cash-rich global T20 tournament to start earlier than usual with the General Elections to be held in India.The Indian Premier League 2019 will be held in India and it was proposed that the tournament will begin from March 23, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced. The 12th edition of the IPL will be played in India despite the clash with the Lok Sabha Elections.The Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) met in New Delhi to discuss the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 venues and window and the decision was taken after preliminary discussions.The General Elections are expected to take place in April-May. The detailed schedule will be finalized in consultation with the appropriate authorities. Before releasing the VIVO IPL 2019 Schedule, the COA will then have detailed discussion with all the Stakeholders. Chennai Super Kings go into IPL 2019 as the favorites to win the event.MS Dhoni's side pocketed the IPL 11 trophy after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the finale.The IPL 2019 Auction was held in December 2018 with 60 slots getting filled out of 70 available.Most teams had retained their core set of players prior to that in the IPL trade window.IPL is the biggest money spinner for the Indian cricket board, with official broadcaster Star Sports shelling out a whopping Rs 16,347.50 crore to acquire the global media rights of the tournament for a period of 5 years in September 2017.