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IPL 2021: Mumbai vs RCB opening match on April 9, final on May 30

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New Delhi: The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on April 9 and its final will be held on May 30, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday.

The matches will be played in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. The final will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

BCCI has also confirmed that the tournament will begin behind closed doors, and a call on letting spectators in will be taken at later stage.

The season will kickstart with a high octane clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

IPL 2021: Full Schedule list and timings

Ahmedabad will host the play-offs as well as the final.

Each team is set to play at four venues during the league stage.

Out of the 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bengaluru will host 10 matches each while Ahmedabad and Delhi will host 8 matches each.

“All matches will be played at neutral venues, no team will play at their home venue. All teams will play at 4 out of 6 venues during the league stage,” BCCI said in a statement.

“There will be a total of 11 double headers where 6 teams will play three afternoon matches & two teams will play two afternoon matches. The afternoon games are slated for a 3:30 PM IST start while the evening games will have a 7:30 PM IST start.

“The BCCI is confident of hosting the IPL at home with health and safety of players and all people involved being paramount.

“The fixtures of the tournament have been mapped in a way that every team will travel only three times during the league stage, thus reducing commute and minimising risk.

“The VIVO IPL this year at home will be played behind closed doors to begin with and a call on allowing spectators will be taken at a later stage of the tournament,” BCCI said.

The full schedule of the league phase of IPL 2021 season.

In the order of: DATE, DAY, MATCH, TIME (IST), VENUE

April 9, Friday Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 7:30 PM Chennai

April 10, Saturday Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals 7:30 PM Mumbai

April 11, Sunday Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders 7:30 PM Chennai

April 12, Monday Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings 7:30 PM Mumbai

April 13, Tuesday Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians 7:30 PM Chennai

April 14, Wednesday Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 7:30 PM Chennai

April 15, Thursday Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals 7:30 PM Mumbai

April 16, Friday Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings 7:30 PM Mumbai

April 17, Saturday Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 7:30 PM Chennai

April 18, Sunday Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders 3:30 PM Chennai

April 18, Sunday Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings 7:30 PM Mumbai

April 19, Monday Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals 7:30 PM Mumbai

April 20, Tuesday Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians 7:30 PM Chennai

April 21, Wednesday Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 3:30 PM Chennai

April 21, Wednesday Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings 7:30 PM Mumbai

April 22, Thursday Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals 7:30 PM Mumbai

April 23, Friday Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians 7:30 PM Chennai

April 24, Saturday Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders 7:30 PM Mumbai

April 25, Sunday Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 3:30 PM Mumbai

April 25, Sunday Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals 7:30 PM Chennai

April 26, Monday Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders 7:30 PM Ahmedabad

April 27, Tuesday Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 7:30 PM Ahmedabad

April 28, Wednesday Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 7:30 PM Delhi

April 29, Thursday Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals 3:30 PM Delhi

April 29, Thursday Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders 7:30 PM Ahmedabad

April 30, Friday Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 7:30 PM Ahmedabad

May 1, Saturday Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings 7:30 PM Delhi

May 2, Sunday Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 3:30 PM Delhi

May 2, Sunday Punjab Kings Vs Delhi Capitals 7:30 PM Ahmedabad

May 3, Monday Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 7:30 PM Ahmedabad

May 4, Tuesday Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians 7.30 PM Delhi

May 5, Wednesday Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings 7.30 PM Delhi

May 6, Thursday Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings 7.30 PM Ahmedabad

May 7, Friday Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings 7.30 PM Delhi

May 8, Saturday Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Capitals 3.30 PM Ahmedabad

May 8, Saturday Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians 7.30 PM Delhi

May 9, Sunday Chennai Super Kings v Punjab Kings 3.30 PM Bengaluru

May 9, Sunday Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad 7.30 PM Kolkata

May 10, Monday Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders 7.30 PM Bengaluru

May 11, Tuesday Delhi Capitals v Rajasthan Royals 7.30 PM Kolkata

May 12, Wednesday Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders 7.30 PM Bengaluru

May 13, Thursday Mumbai Indians v Punjab Kings 3.30 PM Bengaluru

May 13, Thursday Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals 7.30 PM Kolkata

May 14, Friday Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Capitals 7.30 PM Kolkata

May 15, Saturday Kolkata Knight Riders v Punjab Kings 7.30 PM Bengaluru

May 16, Sunday Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore 3.30 PM Kolkata

May 16, Sunday Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians 7.30 PM Bengaluru

May 17, Monday Delhi Capitals v Sunrisers Hyderabad 3.30 PM Kolkata

May 18, Tuesday Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals 3.30 PM Bengaluru

May 19, Wednesday Sunrisers Hyderabad v Punjab Kings 3.30 PM Bengaluru

May 20, Thursday Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians 3.30 PM Kolkata

May 21, Friday Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad 3.30 PM Bengaluru

May 21, Friday Delhi Capitals v Chennai Super Kings 7.30 PM Kolkata

May 22, Saturday Punjab Kings v Rajasthan Royals 7.30 PM Bengaluru

May 23, Sunday Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals 3.30 PM Kolkata

May 23, Sunday Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings 7.30 PM Kolkata

May 25, Tuesday QUALIFIER 1 7.30 PM Ahmedabad

May 26, Wednesday ELIMINATOR 7.30 PM Ahmedabad

May 28, Friday QUALIFIER 2 7.30 PM Ahmedabad

May 30, Sunday FINAL 7.30 PM Ahmedabad

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