IPL 2021 official schedule announced
BCCI announced the official schedule of this year’s edition of Indian Premier League which will be played from April 9th to May 30th.
Things are getting ready for this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League. Last year the tournament had a delay and rescheduled due to the global outbreak of coronavirus. Somehow BCCI managed to conduct the league successfully across three venues in the United States of Arab Emirates.
However this year the league will be played in India and BCCI officially revealed the schedule of the cash-rich T20 league. The tournament will kickstart on April 9th in Chennai and the final of the league will be played on May 30th.
Due to the spread of coronavirus, the venues are limited to six in the likes of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. These venues will be considered neutral venues and will not be the usual home-away venues. The playoffs and final will be played in the World’s Largest Cricket Stadium – Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
There will be 56 league matches and each team will play their league matches in four venues. Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru will be having 10 league matches each, and Ahmedabad and Delhi will be having 8 each. The schedule is made that every franchise needs to travel only three times during the league stage to minimize the risk of COVID-19.
The night games will start at 7.30 pm IST and the afternoon games will start at 3.30 pm IST. There will be a total of 11 doubleheaders where two teams will play only two afternoon matches and the remaining six teams will play three afternoon matches.