The Governing body of the Indian Premier League has just released the schedule of the 2021’s tournament, which includes a new stadium in the host list, planning typically to make no teams play in their home grounds, and with doors shut for the crowd in the initial stage. More of such announcements are made today, and here are they;
IPL 2021 Scheduled Released
Starting with the Venues, the IPL governing body has added the recently renamed, Narendra Modi stadium in Ahemdabad to the list of hosts, along with Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata stadiums. Since the last year’s IPL was hosted entirely in UAE due to the COVID-19 breakout, bringing the tournament back to the home country is refreshing.
🚨 BCCI announces schedule for VIVO IPL 2021 🚨
The season will kickstart on 9th April in Chennai and the final will take place on May 30th at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 7, 2021
But, this is limited already. Though the matches are being hosted in various stadiums in India, audiences aren’t allowed into the venue at the start off. But letting them in will be decided in the latter half of the tournament, after analyzing the situations. Also, the schedule was crafted in such a way to make teams travel only three times throughout the tournament, to help them expose less to the COVID-19.
Well, the first-ever match will be between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, held in Chennai’s stardom on April 9th. The tournament will go onto end on 30th May 2021. There are about 56 league matches held over the span of two months, where each team will play in four venues. Among them, the stadiums in Delhi and Ahmedabad will host 8 matches each, whereas the rest stadiums host 10 matches each.
Also, a big thing to note here is the neutral venues! IPL 2021 is crafted to make no teams play in their home grounds but on others. There are 11 doubleheaders in total, with six teams playing three afternoons and two teams playing two-afternoon matches respectively, at 3.30 PM IST. Evening matches will be held at 7:30 PM IST. View the complete schedule of IPL 2021 HERE.