BCCI Announces Schedule for VIVO IPL 2021

The BCCI on Sunday announced the schedule for the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 14. The IPL-14 season will start from April 9 and will continue till May 30. The final of the 52-day tournament will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. All the IPL matches will be played in 6 cities - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

All 8 teams will play 60 matches in 52 days, including the final. The final and play-off matches will be played in Ahmedabad. The season will start between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma and Bengaluru captain Virat Kohli. Out of 56 in the league stage, 10-10 matches will be played in Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru. While 8-8 matches will be played in Delhi and Ahmedabad.

This time there will be 11 double headers
Last season was played in September-November instead of March-April due to corona. This time the tournament will be played in India. For the first time, a Pum team will not play a match at home because of Corona. This time 11 double headers i.e. two matches will be played in one day. The afternoon match will be played from 3.30 p.m. The evening match will start at 7.30 pm.

There will be a total of 11 double headers where 6 teams will play three afternoon matches & two teams will play two afternoon matches. The afternoon games are slated for a 3:30 PM IST start while the evening games will have a 7:30 PM IST start.

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 VIVO 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.

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The tournament will be played without spectators, the latter can get entry according to the situation
Due to Corona the tournament will be played in Bio Bubble. During the league stage, each team will travel only three times to complete their match. Fans will not be allowed to enter the stadium initially due to the epidemic. After which, if the situation remains good and the board deems it appropriate with the government, the fans can be given entry.

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