IPL 2019 Schedule
On March 23 in the first match in Chennai, as IPL released the schedule of the first two weeks On the whole 17 matches will be played as per the schedule On Tuesday in opening clash, Chennai Super Kings the defending champions will face Royal Challengers Bangalore
New Delhi: On March 23 in the first match in Chennai, as IPL released the schedule of the first two weeks. On the whole 17 matches will be played as per the schedule. On Tuesday in opening clash, Chennai Super Kings the defending champions will face Royal Challengers Bangalore.
These are still subject to change as per the announcement of the Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. BCCI will address any issues with the first two weeks once these have been released. Will work with the local authorities around the polling dates and also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season.
During these 2 weeks of period, a total of 17 matches will be played across the 8 home venues of the respective franchises. All teams will play a minimum of 4 matches with Delhi Capitals and RCB playing 5 matches. Every team will play a minimum of 2 home and 2 away matches with DC playing 3 home matches, while RCB will play 3 away matches.
Till date the IPL has been hosted abroad twice, once South Africa in the year 2009 and 2014 partly in UAE due to general elections.
This time IPL has to contend with the World Cup also, which will be organized in England from May 30 to July 14. Generally, the IPL starts in the first week of April and wrap up in the last week of May. But this time that won't be the case. A 15-day window is mandatory between the IPL and any upcoming international fixture according to Justice Lodha committee recommendation.