BCCI announces Vivo IPL 2021 schedules today.
The IPL governing council announces the schedule of the IPL 2021 today. IPL 14 matches will be hosted in 6 cities. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Delhi will host the Indian Premier League (IPL14) matches.
The IPL returns to India after two years. The last edition of the IPL was held in UAE amid the rise of COVID-19 cases. The announcement of the IPL 2021 Schedule makes this Sunday more interesting.
IPL 2021 will kickstart with the high octane clash between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on 9 April in Chennai.
Narendra Modi Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium will host the matches of the playoffs. The world’s largest Cricket stadium will also host the final of Vivo IPL 2021. Narendra Modi stadium recently successfully hosted the historic PINK Ball test between India and Egland.
All the franchises of the IPL will be playing on four venues at the league level. IPL 2021 has a total number of 56 matches. The major highlight of venues is that each franchise of the IPL will play at neutral venues which means no team of the IPL will play on their home ground. All the IPL teams will play at four venues out of 6 venues during their league stage.
The venues like Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata will host 10 matches each whereas Delhi and Ahmedabad will host eight matches each.
There will be 11 double-headers games in this IPL 2021. The six-team of the IPL will feature in 3-afternoon games whereas 2 teams will feature in 2-afternoon affairs. BCCI revised some timing of the afternoon games. The afternoon games will kickstart at 3:30 PM while the evening affairs will kickstart at 7:30 PM.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) successfully hosted the last edition of the IPL in UAE. There were rumors that BCCI may host this year’s IPL in UAE too but after successfully hosting the test series between India and England, BCCI goes ahead with the HOME edition of the IPL.
IPL 2021 final is designed to take place on 30 MAY at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
The IPL14 will be played behind closed doors like the previous edition but BCCI will inspect the situation after some league matches to decide whether spectators can be allowed or not.
BCCI mapped the IPL 2021 schedule in a way that each team of the IPL will only travel three times during the league matches.