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The madness, the tension and passion for cricket is back with IPL 2016. Over the past few years, the Indian Premier League has earned the reputation as one of the greatest cricketing tournaments across the world. And this year too, the hype surrounding it is no different. Currently in its ninth edition, IPL 2016 is scheduled to run from April 9 to May 29. Two new franchises, the Rising Pune Supergiants representing Pune and Gujarat Lions representing Rajkot, will be part of this season’s competition. Other teams are Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Mumbai Indians (MI), Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). The eight teams will battle it out to become the winner of the ninth season of the IPL. Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings will not be part of this year’s tournament on account of their two-year suspension. This year, the former Indian captain Rahul Dravid will be the mentor of the Delhi Daredevils. Also Read - Compassion in Times of Corona: Pune Auto Driver Uses Money Saved For His Wedding to Feed Migrants

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The tournament will start in Mumbai tomorrow with Mumbai Indians playing against the Rising Pune Supergiants. You can enjoy a total of 60 thrilling matches, which will be played in 10 stadiums across the country. There will be 56 group stage matches and 4 play offs. You can plan your holidays according to the match schedule to follow your favorite cricketing teams. Not only can you cheer for the team, but also explore the city where the match is being played. If you are traveling to India then you must witness at least one of the matches to experience the thrill, the energy and the crazy that cricket is in India. So here is the complete schedule of IPL 2016.

Day Date Time Mat. No. MatchesVenue
Saturday9.4.168.00 PM1Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune SupergiantsMumbai
Sunday10.4.168.00 PM2Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi DaredevilsKolkata
Monday11.4.168.00 PM3Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat LionsMohali
Tuesday12.4.168.00 PM4Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers HyderabadBengaluru
Wednesday13.4.168.00 PM5Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai IndiansKolkata
Thursday14.4.168.00 PM6Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune SupergiantsRajkot
Friday15.4.168.00 PM7Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI PunjabDelhi
Saturday16.4.164.00 PM8Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight RidersHyderabad
Saturday16.4.168.00 PM9Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat LionsMumbai
Sunday17.4.164.00 PM10Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune SupergiantsMohali
Sunday17.4.168.00 PM11Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi DaredevilsBengaluru
Monday18.4.168.00 PM12Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai IndiansHyderabad
Tuesday19.4.168.00 PM13Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight RidersMohali
Wednesday20.4.168.00 PM14Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers BangaloreMumbai
Thursday21.4.168.00 PM15Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers HyderabadRajkot
Friday22.4.168.00 PM16Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers BangalorePune
Saturday23.4.164.00 PM17Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai IndiansDelhi
Saturday23.4.168.00 PM18Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI PunjabHyderabad
Sunday24.4.164.00 PM19Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers BangaloreRajkot
Sunday24.4.168.00 PM20Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kolkata Knight RidersPune
Monday25.4.168.00 PM21Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai IndiansMohali
Tuesday26.4.168.00 PM22Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune SupergiantsHyderabad
Wednesday27.4.168.00 PM23Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat LionsDelhi
Thursday28.4.168.00 PM24Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight RidersMumbai
Friday29.4.168.00 PM25Rising Pune Supergiants vs Gujarat LionsPune
Saturday30.4.164.00 PM26Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight RidersDelhi
Saturday30.4.168.00 PM27Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers BangaloreHyderabad
Sunday1.5.164.00 PM28Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI PunjabRajkot
Sunday1.5.168.00 PM29Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai IndiansPune
Monday2.5.168.00 PM30Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight RidersBengaluru
Tuesday3.5.168.00 PM31Gujarat Lions vs Delhi DaredevilsRajkot
Wednesday4.5.168.00 PM32Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI PunjabKolkata
Thursday5.5.168.00 PM33Delhi Daredevils vs Rising Pune SupergiantsDelhi
Friday6.5.168.00 PM34Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat LionsHyderabad
Saturday7.5.164.00 PM35Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune SupergiantsBengaluru
Saturday7.5.168.00 PM36Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi DaredevilsNagpur
Sunday8.5.164.00 PM37Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers HyderabadMumbai
Sunday8.5.168.00 PM38Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat LionsKolkata
Monday9.5.168.00 PM39Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers BangaloreNagpur
Tuesday10.5.168.00 PM40Rising Pune Supergiants vs Sunrisers HyderabadPune
Wednesday11.5.168.00 PM41Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai IndiansBengaluru
Thursday12.5.168.00 PM42Sunrisers Hyderbad vs Delhi DaredevilsHyderabad
Friday13.5.168.00 PM43Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI PunjabMumbai
Saturday14.5.164.00 PM44Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat LionsBengaluru
Saturday14.5.168.00 PM45Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rising Pune SupergiantsKolkata
Sunday15.5.164.00 PM46Mumbai Indians vs Delhi DaredevilsMumbai
Sunday15.5.168.00 PM47Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers HyderabadNagpur
Monday16.5.168.00 PM48Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers BangaloreKolkata
Tuesday17.5.168.00 PM49Rising Pune Supergiants vs Delhi DaredevilsPune
Wednesday18.5.168.00 PM50Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI PunjabBengaluru
Thursday19.5.168.00 PM51Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight RidersRajkot/Kanpur
Friday20.5.168.00 PM52Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers HyderabadRaipur
Saturday21.5.164.00 PM53Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kings XI PunjabPune
Saturday21.5.168.00 PM54Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai IndiansRajkot/Kanpur
Sunday22.5.164.00 PM55Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers HyderabadKolkata
Sunday22.5.168.00 PM56Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers BangaloreRaipur
Tuesday24.5.168.00 PMQualifier 1Bengaluru
Wednesday25.5.168.00 PMEliminatorPune
Friday27.5.168.00 PMQualifier 2Pune
Sunday29.5.168.00 PMFINALMumbai

Download the IPL 2016 schedule here

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