IPL 2019 fixture announced for first 2 weeks: CSK to face RCB in opener
New Delhi: Board of Cricket Council of India (BCCI) announced the schedule for the first 2 weeks of Indian Premier League (IPL). Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match of IPL 2019 at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Chennai on March 23.
With the Election Commission of India not yet revealing the dates of the General Elections, the current schedule is a provisional one and could see a few changes according to the elections schedule. The BCCI, in January, had announced that the tournament will take place in India.
A total of 17 matches will be played during this 2 weeks period across the 8 home venues of the respective franchises. Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers will play five games in the said period while the remaining six teams will play four matches each. The Capitals are scheduled to play three home games in the first two weeks while the Royal Challengers will play three away games. The rest of the teams will play two home and two away games each.
|Match No.||Date||Day||Match||Time (IST)||Venue|
|1||23-Mar||Sat||Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Evening||Chennai|
|2||24-Mar||Sun||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Afternoon||Kolkata|
|3||24-Mar||Sun||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||Evening||Mumbai|
|4||25-Mar||Mon||Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab||Evening||Jaipur|
|5||26-Mar||Tue||Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings||Evening||Delhi|
|6||27-Mar||Wed||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab||Evening||Kolkata|
|7||28-Mar||Thu||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||Evening||Bengaluru|
|8||29-Mar||Fri||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals||Evening||Hyderabad|
|9||30-Mar||Sat||Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians||Afternoon||Mohali|
|10||30-Mar||Sat||Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Evening||Delhi|
|11||31-Mar||Sun||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Afternoon||Hyderabad|
|12||31-Mar||Sun||Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||Evening||Chennai|
|13||1-Apr||Mon||Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals||Evening||Mohali|
|14||2-Apr||Tue||Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Evening||Jaipur|
|15||3-Apr||Wed||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||Evening||Mumbai|
|16||4-Apr||Thu||Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Evening||Delhi|
|17||5-Apr||Fri||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Evening||Bengaluru|
IPL made the announcement through their official Twitter handle.
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