BCCI announces IPL 2019 schedule for first two weeks

MUMBAI: The BCCI has released the schedule for first two weeks (17 matches) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season. The schedule may be changed depending on the dates of the Lok Sabha polls that are due to be announced shortly.

“IPL releases the schedule of the first two weeks (17 matches) of the VIVO IPL 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,” the BCCI said.

As per the schedule, defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore on 23rd March in the first match in Chennai. A total of 17 matches will be played during this 2 weeks period across the 8 home venues of the respective franchises.

All teams will play minimum of 4 matches with DC and RCB playing 5 matches. Every team will play minimum of 2 home and 2 away matches with DC playing 3 home matches, while RCB will play 3 away matches.

“This is still subject to the announcement of Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. Once the election dates are released we will address any issues with the first two weeks and also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates,” it added.

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