IPL 2021 schedule announced: MI face RCB in opener on April 9, final on May 30

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7th March, 2021 05:38:21 printer

IPL 2021 schedule announced: MI face RCB in opener on April 9, final on May 30

 

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.

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"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

DATE

MATCH

TIME

VENUE

April 9

MI vs RCB

7:30 pm

Chennai

April 10

CSK vs DC

7:30 pm

Mumbai

April 11

SRH vs KKR

7:30 pm

Chennai

April 12

RR vs PK

7:30 pm

Mumbai

April 13

KKR vs MI

7:30 pm

Chennai

April 14

SRH vs RCB

7:30 pm

Chennai

April 15

RR vs DC

7:30 pm

Mumbai

April 16

PK vs CSK

7:30 pm

Mumbai

April 17

MI vs SRH

7:30 pm

Chennai

April 18

RCB vs KKR

3:30 pm

Chennai

April 18

DC vs PK

7:30 pm

Mumbai

April 19

CSK vs RR

7:30 pm

Mumbai

April 20

DC vs MI

7:30 pm

Chennai

April 21

PK vs SRH

3:30 pm

Chennai

April 21

KKR vs CSK

7:30 pm

Mumbai

April 22

RCB vs RR

7:30 pm

Mumbai

April 23

PK vs MI

7:30 pm

Chennai

April 24

RR vs KKR

7:30 pm

Mumbai

April 25

CSK vs RCB

3:30 pm

Mumbai

April 25

SRH vs DC

7:30 pm

Chennai

April 26

PK vs KKR

7:30 pm

Ahmedabad

April 27

DC vs RCB

7:30 pm

Ahmedabad

April 28

CSK vs SRH

7:30 pm

Delhi

April 29

MI vs RR

3:30 pm

Delhi

April 29

DC vs KKR

7:30 pm

Ahmedabad

April 30

PK vs RCB

7:30 pm

Ahmedabad

May 1

MI vs CSK

7:30 pm

Delhi

May 2

RR vs SRH

3:30 pm

Delhi

May 2

PK vs DC

7:30 pm

Ahmedabad

May 3

KKR vs RCB

7:30 pm

Ahmedabad

May 4

SRH vs MI

7:30 pm

Delhi

May 5

RR vs CSK

7:30 pm

Delhi

May 6

RCB vs PK

7:30 pm

Ahmedabad

May 7

SRH vs CSK

7:30 pm

Delhi

May 8

KKR vs DC

3:30 pm

Ahmedabad

May 8

RR vs MI

7:30 pm

Delhi

May 9

CSK vs PK

3:30 pm

Bengaluru

May 9

RCB vs SRH

7:30 pm

Kolkata

May 10

MI vs KKR

7:30 pm

Bengaluru

May 11

DC vs RR

7:30 pm

Kolkata

May 12

CSK vs KKR

7:30 pm

Bengaluru

May 13

MI vs PK

3:30 pm

Bengaluru

May 13

SRH vs RR

7:30 pm

Kolkata

May 14

RCB vs DC

7:30 pm

Kolkata

May 15

KKR vs PK

7:30 pm

Bengaluru

May 16

RR vs RCB

3:30 pm

Kolkata

May 16

CSK vs MI

7:30 pm

Bengaluru

May 17

DC vs SRH

7:30 pm

Kolkata

May 18

KKR vs RR

7:30 pm

Bengaluru

May 19

SRH vs PK

7:30 pm

Bengaluru

May 20

RCB vs MI

7:30 pm

Kolkata

May 21

KKR vs SRH

3:30 pm

Bengaluru

May 21

DC vs CSK

7:30 pm

Kolkata

May 22

PK vs RR

7:30 pm

Bengaluru

May 23

MI vs DC

3:30 pm

Kolkata

May 23

RCB vs CSK

7:30 pm

Kolkata

May 25

Qualifier 1

7:30 pm

Ahmedabad

May 26

Eliminator

7:30 pm

Ahmedabad

May 28

Qualifier 2

7:30 pm

Ahmedabad

May 30

Final

7:30 pm

Ahmedabad


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.

Source: timesofindia

 


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