IPL 2021 Schedule, Fixtures, Venue, Start Date, Match Timings: Nearly two years later, the Indian Premier League is returning to the home ground. This event will be played in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata this year. The season will begin on April 9 in Chennai, where the first match between last year’s champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be played. The playoff and final match will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the world’s largest cricket stadium. India’s second Pink Ball Test was held last month in the newly built stadium. And now its first IPL will be played in it.
league match schedule
Each team will play in four venues in the league stage of IPL 2021. Out of 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore will have 10 matches while Ahmedabad and Delhi will play 8 each. In this season all the matches will be held in neutral venue. The afternoon game will start at 3:30 pm, while the evening match has been fixed at 7:30 pm.
Having conducted the tournament safely and successfully in the UAE, with all safety protocols in place last year, BCCI is confident that they will be able to conduct the IPL on home soil as well, considering the health and safety of the players and everyone involved is of paramount importance.
The matches of the tournament have been arranged in such a way that each team will only need to travel three times during the league stage, which will reduce traffic and risk. IPL 2021 will be played with closed doors in the beginning and a decision will be taken on the arrival of spectators at a later stage in the tournament.
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