There were doubts over whether the tournament would go ahead but with a sponsor and TV deal in place the SPFL are ensuring it goes ahead with the same format over a different timeline.
Today the SPFL announced:
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November, 2020
Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 December, 2020
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January, 2021
Sunday 28 February, 2021
Celtic lifted the 2019/20 trophy in spectacular fashion with a 1-0 victory over Steven Gerrard’s club last December to take their trophy winning run to 10 out of 10.
The group stage, for clubs in the three lower divisions, will begin on October 6.