IPL 2021 To Start From April 9 With Games Behind Closed Doors in India

IPL 2021 is all set to return to India

The 2021 Indian Premier League will be played at six venues from April 9 to May 30, with no teams playing at home, the board announced on Sunday.

Despite Covid-19 increasing, Mumbai is listed as one of the host cities and IPL 2021 will be held behind closed doors at least for the early stages of the tournament.

Other places are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata. The final and playoffs will take place on 30 May at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Defending champions Mumbai Indian will face Royal Challengers Bangalore at the tournament in Chennai on April 9.

As of Sunday, the Cricket Board of India has published the schedule for the first four weeks to 6 May, during which 33 matches will be played. No games are held during the Calcutta phase as the eight phases of the state elections will take place in Bengal.

Each team plays four places in the league phase. Of the 56 matches in the league, Chennai, Mumbai, Calcutta and Bengaluru will play 10 games each, while Ahmedabad and Delhi will each play eight.

“One of the highlights of this edition of the VIVO IPL 2021 is the fact that all matches will be played in neutral locations and no team will play at home. All teams will play in 4 out of 6 places during the league,” said the IPL quote. .

There will be a total of 11 double heads, with six teams playing three-afternoon matches and two teams playing two-afternoon matches. The afternoon match is scheduled for 15.30. The game starts until 19:30

The tournament distribution is mapped so that each team only travels three times during the league phase, which reduces trips to work and minimizes risks.

“VIVO IPL 2021 will be played behind closed doors at home this year and there will be a call to spectators at the next stage of the tournament,” the statement said.

Previous editions were screened in the UAE amid the pandemic, but since then the situation with Covid-19 in India has improved.

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