IPL 2021
IPL 2021 To Be Commencing In Chennai Between MI And RCB
By CricShots - Mar 7, 2021 1:55 pm
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The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be commencing on April 9 in Chennai on April 9 with the first game scheduled to be played between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challenges Bangalore (RCB), the BCCI has told the IPL franchises. There will be no home games and the Board has shortlisted six centers, including Mumbai.

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RCB defeated MI in the super over in IPL 2020

The Narendra Modi Cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, where the last two Test between India and England took place, will be hosting the playoffs and the final of the marquee event. The BCCI confirmed in an official statement that no team will play at a ‘home’ venue. Each team will play in four of the six venues in the group stage.

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The 56 matches in the group stage have been split into 10 games each in Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru, while Delhi and Ahmedabad will host eight. Each team is set to play at four venues during the league stage. 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. 

There will be a total of 11 double-headers in IPL 2021 where 6 teams will play three-afternoon games & two teams will play two-afternoon games. The afternoon matches have been scheduled to be commencing at 3:30 PM IST start while the evening games will have a 7:30 PM IST start as happened in the 13th edition as well.

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The BCCI has scheduled the game in such a way that every team will travel only three times during the league stage, which will be reducing the commute and risk of players’ safety. The VIVO IPL 2021 will be played without the presence of the crowd in the initial stages of the tournament and a call on allowing spectators will be taken at a later stage of the tournament.

Here is the complete IPL 2021 schedule:

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IPL 2021 schedule