The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Sunday announced the schedule of the Indian Premier League 2021. The cash-rich league will be held in six cities across India – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Also Read – Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Dates IPL 2021: Check Out The Full Schedule For RCB
The refurbished Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the Playoffs as well as the final on 30th May, 2021. The stadium recently hosted the India’s second-ever Pink Ball Test at home soil where India beat England by 10 wickets Also Read – IPL 2021 Full Schedule: Match Start Timings, Venues, Stadiums And List of Double-Headers
🚨 BCCI announces schedule for VIVO IPL 2021 🚨
The season will kickstart on 9th April in Chennai and the final will take place on May 30th at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 7, 2021
“There will be a total of 11 double headers where 6 teams will play three afternoon matches & two teams will play two afternoon matches. The afternoon games are slated for a 3:30 PM IST start while the evening games will have a 7:30 PM IST start.,” BCCI stated in the press release.
Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru will host 10 matches each from the 56 group stages encounter. While Delhi and Ahemdabad will host 10 matches each.
BCCI further announced that all matches will be played at neutral venues, no team will play at their home venue. All teams will play at 4 out of 6 venues during the league stage.
The initial matches of the IPL 2021 will be played behind closed doors while the BCCI will take a call on allowing fans at the late stage of the season.
” The fixtures of the tournament have been mapped in a way that every team will travel only three times during the league stage, thus reducing commute and minimising risk. The VIVO IPL this year at home will be played behind closed doors to begin with and a call on allowing spectators will be taken at a later stage of the tournament,” BCCI stated.
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