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.
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
- C – Chennai
- M – Mumbai
- A – Ahmedabad
- D – Delhi
- B – Bengaluru
- K – Kolkata
|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)|