Tuesday, November 30, 2021

IPL 2021: Check Out The Schedule, Venues, and Key Matches

After months of speculation and waiting, the IPL’s Governing Council has finally announced the schedule for the VIVO Indian Premier League 2021. After IPL 2020, which was held in the UAE, the IPL will be back where it belongs, India. The world’s richest cricketing league will be held in the glittering venues of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata.

When will IPL 2021 start?

IPL 2021 will start on April 9th, 2021 in Chennai as the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lock horns with defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI). The playoffs and the final (30th May) of IPL 2021 will be held in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium. Perhaps no event is better suited for the grandeur of the Narendra Modi Stadium than the IPL.

How will the matches be played?  

During the league stage, each team will play at a set of four different venues. Out of the 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bengaluru will host 10 matches each while Ahmedabad and Delhi will host 8 matches each. This is the first ever IPL in India where all the matches will be on neutral grounds. So even though there are matches being hosted at Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, none of the home teams will be playing there. All teams will play at 4 out of 6 venues during the league stage. Throughout the tournament, there will be 11 double headers and 6 teams will play three afternoon matches & two teams will play two afternoon matches. The afternoon matches will start at 3:30 PM IST and the evening matches will start at 7:30 PM IST.

What COVID restrictions have been taken for the IPL 2021 schedule?

IPL 2020 was successfully held in the UAE and the BCCI is confident that it will be successfully able to organize IPL 2021 at home and the necessary health and safety precautions will be taken throughout. The fixtures of the tournament have been planned in a way that every team will travel only three times during the league stage. This will go a long way in reducing travel time and risk of infection. IPL 2021 will be played in India without fans at the start of the tournament and a call on allowing spectators will be taken at a later stage of the tournament. 

IPL 2021: Full Schedule

DATE & DAYMATCHTIME (IST)VENUE
April 9, FridayMumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMChennai
April 10, SaturdayChennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals7:30 PMMumbai
April 11, SundaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders7:30 PMChennai
April 12, MondayRajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMMumbai
April 13, TuesdayKolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians7:30 PMChennai
April 14, WednesdaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMChennai
April 15, ThursdayRajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals7:30 PMMumbai
April 16, FridayPunjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings7:30 PMMumbai
April 17, SaturdayMumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad7:30 PMChennai
April 18, SundayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders3:30 PMChennai
April 18, SundayDelhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMMumbai
April 19, MondayChennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals7:30 PMMumbai
April 20, TuesdayDelhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians7:30 PMChennai
April 21, WednesdayPunjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad3:30 PMChennai
April 21, WednesdayKolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings7:30 PMMumbai
April 22, ThursdayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals7:30 PMMumbai
April 23, FridayPunjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians7:30 PMChennai
April 24, SaturdayRajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders7:30 PMMumbai
April 25, SundayChennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore3:30 PMMumbai
April 25, SundaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals7:30 PMChennai
April 26, MondayPunjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders7:30 PMAhmedabad
April 27, TuesdayDelhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMAhmedabad
April 28, WednesdayChennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad7:30 PMDelhi
April 29, ThursdayMumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals3:30 PMDelhi
April 29, ThursdayDelhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders7:30 PMAhmedabad
April 30, FridayPunjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMAhmedabad
May 1, SaturdayMumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings7:30 PMDelhi
May 2, SundayRajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad3:30 PMDelhi
May 2, SundayPunjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals7:30 PMAhmedabad
May 3, MondayKolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMAhmedabad
May 4, TuesdaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians7.30 PMDelhi
May 5, WednesdayRajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings7.30 PMDelhi
May 6, ThursdayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings7.30 PMAhmedabad
May 7, FridaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings7.30 PMDelhi
May 8, SaturdayKolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals3.30 PMAhmedabad
May 8, SaturdayRajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians7.30 PMDelhi
May 9, SundayChennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings3.30 PMBengaluru
May 9, SundayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad7.30 PMKolkata
May 10, MondayMumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders7.30 PMBengaluru
May 11, TuesdayDelhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals7.30 PMKolkata
May 12, WednesdayChennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders7.30 PMBengaluru
May 13, ThursdayMumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings3.30 PMBengaluru
May 13, ThursdaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals7.30 PMKolkata
May 14, FridayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals7.30 PMKolkata
May 15, SaturdayKolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings7.30 PMBengaluru
May 16, SundayRajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore3.30 PMKolkata
May 16, SundayChennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians7.30 PMBengaluru
May 17, MondayDelhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad7.30 PMKolkata
May 18, TuesdayKolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals3.30 PMBengaluru
May 19, WednesdaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings3.30 PMBengaluru
May 20, ThursdayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians7.30 PMKolkata
May 21, FridayKolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad3.30 PMBengaluru
May 21, FridayDelhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings7.30 PMKolkata
May 22, SaturdayPunjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals7.30 PMBengaluru
May 23, SundayMumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals3.30 PMKolkata
May 23, SundayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings7.30 PMKolkata
May 25, TuesdayQUALIFIER 17.30 PMAhmedabad
May 26, WednesdayELIMINATOR7.30 PMAhmedabad
May 28, FridayQUALIFIER 27.30 PMAhmedabad
May 30, SundayFINAL7.30 PMAhmedabad
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