New Delhi: BCCI announces schedule of IPL 2021, to be held at six venues in India from April 9 to May 30.
The IPL Governing Council on Sunday announced the schedule for VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 to be held in India. After nearly two years, the IPL extravaganza will return home with Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata hosting the marquee event.
The season will kickstart on 9th April, 2021 in Chennai with a high octane clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The World’s Largest Cricket Stadium – Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the Playoffs as well as the final on 30th May, 2021 which promises to be a visual spectacle. The newly-built stadium that hosted India’s second Pink Ball fixture at home with great grandeur will host its first ever IPL.
Each team is set to play at four venues during the league stage. Out of the 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bengaluru will host 10 matches each while Ahmedabad and Delhi will host 8 matches each. One of the highlights of this edition of the VIVO IPL will be the fact 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.
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.
After hosting the tournament safely and successfully in the UAE last year with all safety protocols in place, the BCCI is confident of hosting the IPL at home with health and safety of players and all people involved being paramount.
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.
The complete fixtures for VIVO IPL 2021 can be accessed by clicking HERE.
2021 SEASON SCHEDULE
Please note that this schedule may be subject to change for any reason as may be required in the sole discretion of BCCI
NO. DAY DATE TIME VENUE HOME AWAY
29 34 FRI 7-MAY-21 07:30 PM DELHI SUNRISERS HYDERABAD CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
30 35 SAT 8-MAY-21 03:30 PM AHMEDABAD KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS DELHI CAPITALS
30 36 SAT 8-MAY-21 07:30 PM DELHI RAJASTHAN ROYALS MUMBAI INDIANS
31 37 SUN 9-MAY-21 03:30 PM BANGALORE CHENNAI SUPER KINGS PUNJAB KINGS
31 38 SUN 9-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
32 39 MON 10-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE MUMBAI INDIANS KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
33 40 TUE 11-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA DELHI CAPITALS RAJASTHAN ROYALS
34 41 WED 12-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE CHENNAI SUPER KINGS KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
35 42 THU 13-MAY-21 03:30 PM BANGALORE MUMBAI INDIANS PUNJAB KINGS
35 43 THU 13-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA SUNRIERS HYDERABAD RAJASTHAN ROYALS
36 44 FRI 14-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE DELHI CAPITALS
37 45 SAT 15-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS PUNJAB KINGS
38 46 SUN 16-MAY-21 03:30 PM KOLKATA RAJASTHAN ROYALS ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
38 47 SUN 16-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE CHENNAI SUPER KINGS MUMBAI INDIANS
39 48 MON 17-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA DELHI CAPITALS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
40 49 TUE 18-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS RAJASTHAN ROYALS
41 50 WED 19-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE SUNRISERS HYDERABAD PUNJAB KINGS
42 51 THU 20-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE MUMBAI INDIANS
43 52 FRI 21-MAY-21 03:30 PM BANGALORE KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
43 53 FRI 21-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA DELHI CAPITALS CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
44 54 SAT 22-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE PUNJAB KINGS RAJASTHAN ROYALS
45 55 SUN 23-MAY-21 03:30 PM KOLKATA MUMBAI INDIANS DELHI CAPITALS
45 56 SUN 23-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
47 57 TUE 25-MAY-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD QUALIFIER 1
48 58 WED 26-MAY-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD ELIMINATOR
50 59 FRI 28-MAY-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD QUALIFIER 2
52 60 SUN 30-MAY-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD FINAL