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IPL 2019 league stage schedule released, play-offs and final dates to be announced later

The BCCI had earlier announced the schedule for only the first 17 games from March 23 to April 5.

India TV Sports Desk India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi Updated on: March 19, 2019 16:59 IST
IPL 2019 league stage schedule announced, play-offs and
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IPL 2019 league stage schedule announced, play-offs and final dates to be announced later

The full schedule of the Indian Premier League 2019 was released today on tournament's official website iplt20.com only to be removed a few moments later. India TV Sports Desk has saved the screenshot for you and if it is any hint of things to come, we can tell you that the final will be played on May 12. The tournament playoffs are scheduled from 7th to 10th May. There will be a total of 60 matches played at this year's tournament with each team playing one home and away fixture against every other team during the league stage. BCCI, however, has not announced any official schedule yet. 

UPDATE: iplt20.com has now uploaded the full schedule except those of the playoffs and the final.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI] had earlier announced the schedule for only the first 17 games from March 23 to April 5

The 12th edition of the IPL is set to be underway from March 23 in Chennai between current champions Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The delay was because of the 2019 General Elections which are set to clash with the mega-rich tournament and the inability for many centres to provide adequate security. However, the Indian board decided to hold the tournament in the country unlike in 2009 and 2014, when the tournament was shifted to South Africa and UAE [first part] for the same reason.

Here’s is the picture of the goof-up by IPL 2019 Official Website:

India Tv - The full schedule of the IPL that was released on the official website.

Image Source : IPLT20.COM

The full schedule of the IPL that was released on the official website.

Last year's winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai in the opener. In the first part, all teams are playing a minimum of four matches with the newly-christened Delhi Capitals and RCB playing five matches. Every team will play a minimum of two home and two away matches with DC playing three home matches, while RCB will play three away matches.

The schedule is balanced in terms of afternoon matches/weekend matches and travel. The board has factored the 2019 Lok Sabha elections dates/phases in the respective states and cities and clearance thereof.

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai in the IPL opener, which will begin on March 23.

The schedule of this year's edition has been released in parts by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls that would be a staggered process in seven phases stretched across April and May. 

Earlier, the BCCI announced the schedule of the first 17 matches that will be played during the two-week period from March 23 to April 5 across the eight home venues of the respective franchises.

All teams are playing a minimum of four matches with the newly-christened Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) playing five matches in that phase. 

Every team was assigned a minimum of two home and two away matches with DC given three home matches.

(With inputs from IANS)

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