The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to take place from April 9 to May 30. The IPL Schedule 2021 has already been announced where the defending champions Mumbai Indians will begin the campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have decided to host the league in six venues which include Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Ahmedabad. However, there will be no home matches across the entire league of the tournament with the six host cities dividing the matches among them as well.
While Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore will conduct 10 matches, Delhi and Ahmedabad will host 8 each too. And, Ahmedabad will host the knockouts as well as the final on the 30th of May. However, the cash-rich league will be played behind closed doors for the first half of the tournament whereas a call will be taken later if fans will be allowed for the second half.
It is also noteworthy that, last year the IPL took place in the UAE in November amid the cruch time of global pandemic novel COVID-19 and the entire tournament was played behind the close doors as well. Mumbai Indian s won their record-fifth title last year too.
“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,” BCCI said in the release.
The day matches will begin from 3.30 pm IST and the regular evening matches will take place from 7.30 pm IST.
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