The Indian Premier League schedule for the 2023 edition has been released by BCCI on Friday. The tournament is set to kick-start on the 31st of March. The 16th edition of IPL will stage a total of 70 league stage matches including 18 double-headers.
Here's everything you need to know about the schedule of IPL
- What are the 10 teams that will face each other in the IPL?
Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans will face each other in a race to win the prestigious title.
- Who will play the opening match?
The IPL will begin with a high-voltage match between Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans on March 31 in Ahmedabad.
- How many total matches will be played in the tournament?
The 16th edition of IPL will stage a total of 70 league stage matches including 18 double-headers will be played from March 31 to May 21.
- How are the teams divided into groups for the league stage?
10 teams are divided into two groups of 5 teams each.
Group A - Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Lucknow Super Giants
Group B - Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, Gujarat Titans
- What are the rules for the league stage matches?
Each team will play 2 matches with teams of the other group and 1 match against the teams of their own group in the league stage match. For example: RCB (Group B) will face KKR (Group A) twice and CSK (Group B) once during the league stage.
- How many venues will host the league matches?
A total of 12 venues are set to schedule the league stage matches of IPL 2023.
- What are the opening matches of each teams and when?
March 31: Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings
April 1: Match 1 - Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 2 - Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals
April 2: match 1 - Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 2 - Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
- When will be the 1000th match of IPL played?
The 1000th match of the tournament will by played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on May 6.
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