IPL 2019 2 weeks schedule released
The CoA had taken the decision to organize the entire tournament in India, in spite of the clash of date with the General Elections.
“IPL released the schedule of the first two weeks (17 matches) of the 2019 Season. These are still subject to the announcement of the Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. Once these have been released BCCI will address any issues with the first two weeks and will also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates,” an IPL media release read on Tuesday.
In the two-week schedule, IPL kicks off with the match between defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 23rd. March 24th, 30th and 31st will be the three days featuring double-headers. On March 24, Kolkata Knight Riders will host Sunrisers Hyderabad at 4 pm in Kolkata while Mumbai Indians will face-off against Delhi Capitals at 8 pm in Mumbai.
On March 30, the afternoon tie will feature Kings XI Punjab against Mumbai Indians in Mohali and the 8 pm start will witness the clash between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Feroz-shah Kotla in New Delhi. While on March 31, Sunrisers Hyderabad will face RCB in the afternoon fixture in Hyderabad while CSK will host Rajasthan Royals in the 8 pm fixture in Chennai.
"A total of 17 matches will be played during this two-week period across the eight home venues of the respective franchises. All teams will play a minimum of four matches with Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore playing five matches. Every team will play a minimum of two home and two away matches with the Capitals playing three home matches, while RCB will play three away matches," the release added.