April 15, 2021

The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

, IPL to begin April 9, final on May 30; no spectators initially, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

IPL to begin April 9, final on May 30; no spectators initially

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, IPL to begin April 9, final on May 30; no spectators initially, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday announced the schedule for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The season 14 opener of the cricketing extravaganza will take place between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9.
While the first match will be played in Chennai, the final will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 30.
The tournament will be initially without the spectators, the Indian cricket board said.
“The IPL this year at home will be played behind closed doors to begin with and a call on allowing spectators will be taken at a later stage of the tournament,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah said in a statement.
“The fixtures of the tournament have been mapped in a way that every team will travel only three times during the league stage, thus reducing commute and minimising risk,” Shah said.
“After hosting the tournament safely and successfully in the UAE last year … the BCCI is confident of hosting the IPL at home with health and safety of players and all people involved being paramount,” he added.
COMPLETE FIXTURES

DATEMATCHTIMEVENUE
April 9MI vs RCB7:30 pmChennai
April 10CSK vs DC7:30 pmMumbai
April 11SRH vs KKR7:30 pmChennai
April 12RR vs PK7:30 pmMumbai
April 13KKR vs MI7:30 pmChennai
April 14SRH vs RCB7:30 pmChennai
April 15RR vs DC7:30 pmMumbai
April 16PK vs CSK7:30 pmMumbai
April 17MI vs SRH7:30 pmChennai
April 18RCB vs KKR3:30 pmChennai
April 18DC vs PK7:30 pmMumbai
April 19CSK vs RR7:30 pmMumbai
April 20DC vs MI7:30 pmChennai
April 21PK vs SRH3:30 pmChennai
April 21KKR vs CSK7:30 pmMumbai
April 22RCB vs RR7:30 pmMumbai
April 23PK vs MI7:30 pmChennai
April 24RR vs KKR7:30 pmMumbai
April 25CSK vs RCB3:30 pmMumbai
April 25SRH vs DC7:30 pmChennai
April 26PK vs KKR7:30 pmAhmedabad
April 27DC vs RCB7:30 pmAhmedabad
April 28CSK vs SRH7:30 pmDelhi
April 29MI vs RR 3:30 pmDelhi
April 29DC vs KKR 7:30 pmAhmedabad
April 30PK vs RCB 7:30 pmAhmedabad
May 1MI vs CSK7:30 pmDelhi
May 2RR vs SRH 3:30 pmDelhi
May 2PK vs DC 7:30 pmAhmedabad
May 3KKR vs RCB7:30 pmAhmedabad
May 4SRH vs MI 7:30 pmDelhi
May 5RR vs CSK7:30 pmDelhi
May 6RCB vs PK7:30 pmAhmedabad
May 7SRH vs CSK7:30 pmDelhi
May 8KKR vs DC 3:30 pmAhmedabad
May 8RR vs MI7:30 pmDelhi
May 9CSK vs PK3:30 pmBengaluru
May 9RCB vs SRH 7:30 pmKolkata
May 10MI vs KKR 7:30 pmBengaluru
May 11DC vs RR7:30 pmKolkata
May 12CSK vs KKR 7:30 pmBengaluru
May 13MI vs PK3:30 pmBengaluru
May 13SRH vs RR 7:30 pmKolkata
May 14RCB vs DC7:30 pmKolkata
May 15KKR vs PK7:30 pmBengaluru
May 16RR vs RCB3:30 pmKolkata
May 16CSK vs MI 7:30 pmBengaluru
May 17DC vs SRH7:30 pmKolkata
May 18KKR vs RR 7:30 pmBengaluru
May 19SRH vs PK7:30 pmBengaluru
May 20RCB vs MI7:30 pmKolkata
May 21KKR vs SRH3:30 pmBengaluru
May 21DC vs CSK7:30 pmKolkata
May 22PK vs RR7:30 pmBengaluru
May 23MI vs DC 3:30 pmKolkata
May 23RCB vs CSK 7:30 pmKolkata
May 25Qualifier 17:30 pmAhmedabad
May 26Eliminator7:30 pmAhmedabad
May 28Qualifier 27:30 pmAhmedabad
May 30Final7:30 pmAhmedabad

A total of 56 group matches and the knockouts will be played across six venues that include Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai.
“The season will kickstart on 9th April, 2021 in Chennai with a high-octane clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore,” BCCI said in its release.
“The world’s largest cricket stadium – Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, will host the Playoffs as well as the final on 30th May.”
The stadium will be hosting the IPL matches for the first time.
There will be a total of 11 double headers. The afternoon games are slated for a 3:30 pm IST start while the evening games will have a 7:30 pm IST start.
“Each team is set to play at four venues during the league stage. Out of the 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bengaluru will host 10 matches each while Ahmedabad and Delhi will host 8 matches each,” the BCCI release further said.
“One of the highlights of this edition of the IPL will be the fact that all matches will be played at neutral venues, no team will play at their home venue. All teams will play at 4 out of 6 venues during the league stage.”
Last year’s edition of the popular Twenty20 competition was held in the United Arab Emirates as India grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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