The wait is finally over as the 12th edition of cash-rich Indian Premer League (IPL) is all set to enthrall its fans world over from March 23 in Chennai. In the season opener, defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore at the iconic M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. According to the schedule announced by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and BCCI, as many as 17 matches will be played from March 23 to April 5, with three double-header days on March 24, 30 and 31. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After CSK vs MI, Match 41: Mumbai Indians Beat Chennai Super Kings to Reclaim Top Spot; Jasprit Bumrah Grabs 2nd Position in Purple Cap Tally
The IPL schedule was only limited to the first two weeks of the tournament since the dates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections have not been announced. As the details of the Lok Sabha elections still awaited, BCCI stated that once the polling dates are decided it would “address any issues with the first two weeks and will also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates.” Also Read - KXIP vs SRH 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 IPL 2020: Pitch Report, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad T20 Match 43 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium 7.30 PM IST Saturday October 24
Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers will play five games in the said period while the remaining six teams will play four matches each. The Capitals are scheduled to play three home games in the first two weeks while the Royal Challengers will play three away games. The rest of the teams will play two home and two away games each.
Here’s the full schedule and timings of IPL 2019 from March 23 to April 5 –
|March 23||Saturday||Evening||CSK vs RCB||Chennai|
|March 24||Sunday||Afternoon||KKR vs SRH||Kolkata|
|March 24||Sunday||Evening||MI vs DC||Mumbai|
|March 25||Monday||Evening||RR vs KXIP||Jaipur|
|March 26||Tuesday||Evening||DC vs CSK||Delhi|
|March 27||Wednesday||Evening||KKR vs KXIP||Kolkata|
|March 28||Thursday||Evening||RCB vs MI||Bengaluru|
|March 29||Friday||Evening||SRH vs RR||Hyderabad|
|March 30||Saturday||Afternoon||KXIP vs MI||Mohali|
|March 30||Saturday||Evening||DC vs KKR||Delhi|
|March 31||Sunday||Afternoon||SRK vs RCB||Hyderabad|
|March 31||Sunday||Evening||CSK vs RR||Chennai|
|April 1||Monday||Evening||KXIP vs DC||Mohali|
|April 2||Tuesday||Evening||RR vs RCB||Jaipur|
|April 3||Wednesday||Evening||MI vs CSK||Mumbai|
|April 4||Thursday||Evening||DC vs SRH||Delhi|
|April 5||Friday||Evening||RCB vs KKR||Bengaluru|
“IPL released the schedule of the first two weeks (17 matches) of the 2019 Season. These are still subject to the announcement of the Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. Once these have been released BCCI will address any issues with the first two weeks and will also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates,” an IPL media release read on Tuesday.
The CoA and BCCI have been in touch with Home Ministry officials in India to get a clarity on the election dates but had failed to reach any consensus on it.
“This is still subject to the announcement of Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. Once the election dates are released we will address any issues with the first two weeks and also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates,” the IPL release added.