Indian Premier League (IPL) announced the schedule of 17 matches. These 17 matches will be played in the first two weeks of the schedule, which will be in the 12th season of the cash-Twenty20 league. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play the match against Virat Kholi team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the opening match of IPL 2019 on March 23.
On Sunday, March 24, Kolkata Knight Riders will compete Sunrisers Hyderabad in the afternoon and in an evening Mumbai Indians will go up against Delhi Capitals in Mumbai.
Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab will meet each other in Jaipur to compete for their first round of a game.
According to a statement issued by the IPL, the schedule of IPL is still not permanent because of the announcement of the election dates of the Lok Sabha 2019. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will control any kind of issues, if they arise within the first two weeks of the league, and reschedule the rest the session. The board will announce rest of session according to to the dates of voting.
|23-Mar||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS V/S ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE||CHENNAI|
|24-Mar||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS V/S SUNRISERS HYDERABAD (Afternoon)
MUMBAI INDIANS V/S DELHI CAPITALS (Evening)
|25-Mar||RAJASTHAN ROYALS V/S KINGS XI PUNJAB||JAIPUR|
|26-Mar||DELHI CAPITALS V/S CHENNAI SUPER KINGS||DELHI|
|27-Mar||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS V/S KINGS XI PUNJAB||KOLKATA|
|28-Mar||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE V/S MUMBAI INDIANS||BENGALURU|
|29-Mar||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD V/S RAJASTHAN ROYALS||HYDERABAD|
|30-Mar||KINGS XI PUNJAB V/S MUMBAI INDIANS (Afternoon)
DELHI CAPITALS V/S KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS (Evening)
|31-Mar||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD V/S ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE (Afternoon)
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS V/S RAJASTHAN ROYALS (Evening)
|01-Apr||KINGS XI PUNJAB V/S DELHI CAPITALS||MOHALI|
|02-Apr||RAJASTHAN ROYALS V/S ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE||JAIPUR|
|03-Apr||MUMBAI INDIANS V/S CHENNAI SUPER KINGS||MUMBAI|
|04-Apr||DELHI CAPITALS V/S SUNRISERS HYDERABAD||DELHI|
|05-Apr||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE V/S KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS||BENGALURU|
A total of 17 matches will be played during this period of two weeks across the eight home ground venues of the respective IPL franchises.
Every team will play a minimum of four matches except Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore because these two teams will play 5 matches.
Every team will play two domestic and two distant matches, in which three domestic matches will be played with the Delhi capitals while the Royal Challengers Bangalore will play three distant matches.
Last year, It was rumored that IPL could be outside India due to Lok Sabha elections. There were places like South Africa and the UAE for hosting this season of IPL. However, the first 17 matches have been announced by the BCCI in India.
If the dates of Elections collide with the IPL, it is very likely that the second part of the tournament can be outside India. In 2009, the entire IPL season was held in South Africa, while in 2014 a part of the tournament was held in the United Arab Emirates.