IPL 2021 Dates and Stadiums Announced

Tournament starts on 9 April

Cricket Fans India

The Board of Control for Cricket in India have confirmed the 2021 Indian Premier League will be played from 9 April to 30 May.

The tournament will be played across six Indian cities. The 2020 event had been hosted by the United Arab Emirates.

“After nearly two years, the IPL extravaganza will return home with Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata hosting the marquee event,” read a statement from BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

“The season will kickstart on 9 April 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 30 May, which promises to be a visual spectacle.

11 Double-headers

Rajasthan, Hyderabad and Punjab have hosted matches in previous IPLs. This time, however, the cities have been overlooked.

“Each team is set to play at four venues during the league stage. Out of the 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru will host 10 matches each, while Ahmedabad and Delhi will host eight matches each,” added Shah.

“One of the highlights of this edition of the 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 four out of six venues during the league stage.

“There will be a total of 11 double-headers, where six teams will play three afternoon matches and two teams will play two afternoon matches.

“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 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 IPL currently comprises eight teams. Earlier this year, the BCCI confirmed the tournament will include two more teams from 2022.

IPL 2021 Schedule

Key

  • C – Chennai
  • M – Mumbai
  • A – Ahmedabad
  • D – Delhi
  • B – Bengaluru
  • K – Kolkata
Date Start Time Fixture
09/04/2021 19:30 IST Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (C)
10/04/2021 19:30 IST Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals (M)
11/04/2021 19:30 IST Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders (C)
12/04/2021 19:30 IST Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings (M)
13/04/2021 19:30 IST Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians (C)
14/04/2021 19:30 IST Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (C)
15/04/2021 19:30 IST Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals (M)
16/04/2021 19:30 IST Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings (M)
17/04/2021 19:30 IST Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (C)
18/04/2021 15:30 IST Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders (C)
18/04/2021 19:30 IST Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings (M)
19/04/2021 19:30 IST Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals (M)
20/04/2021 19:30 IST Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians (C)
21/04/2021 15:30 IST Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (C)
21/04/2021 19:30 IST Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings (M)
22/04/2021 19:30 IST Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals (M)
23/04/2021 19:30 IST Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians (C)
24/04/2021 19:30 IST Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders (M)
25/04/2021 15:30 IST Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (M)
25/04/2021 19:30 IST Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals (C)
26/04/2021 19:30 IST Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders (A)
27/04/2021 19:30 IST Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (A)
28/04/2021 19:30 IST Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (D)
29/04/2021 15:30 IST Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals (D)
29/04/2021 19:30 IST Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders (A)
30/04/2021 19:30 IST Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (A)
01/05/2021 19:30 IST Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings (D)
02/05/2021 15:30 IST Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (D)
02/05/2021 19:30 IST Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals (A)
03/05/2021 19:30 IST Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (A)
04/05/2021 19:30 IST Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians (D)
05/05/2021 19:30 IST Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings (D)
06/05/2021 19:30 IST Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings (A)
07/05/2021 19:30 IST Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings (D)
08/05/2021 15:30 IST Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals (A)
08/05/2021 19:30 IST Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians (D)
09/05/2021 15:30 IST Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings (B)
09/05/2021 19:30 IST Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (K)
10/05/2021 19:30 IST Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders (B)
11/05/2021 19:30 IST Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals (K)
12/05/2021 19:30 IST Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders (B)
13/05/2021 15:30 IST Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings (B)
13/05/2021 19:30 IST Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals (K)
14/05/2021 19:30 IST Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals (K)
15/05/2021 19:30 IST Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings (B)
16/05/2021 15:30 IST Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (K)
16/05/2021 19:30 IST Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians (B)
17/05/2021 19:30 IST Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (K)
18/05/2021 19:30 IST Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals (B)
19/05/2021 19:30 IST Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings (B)
20/05/2021 19:30 IST Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians (K)
21/05/2021 15:30 IST Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (B)
21/05/2021 19:30 IST Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings (K)
22/05/2021 19:30 IST Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals (B)
23/05/2021 15:30 IST Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals (K)
23/05/2021 19:30 IST Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings (K)
25/05/2021 19:30 IST Qualifier 1 (A)
26/05/2021 19:30 IST Eliminator (A)
28/05/2021 19:30 IST Qualifier 2 (A)
30/05/2021 19:30 IST Final (A)

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