IPL 2024 Schedule

Lights, Camera, Action! IPL 2024 Schedule Announced for First 21 Matches

The wait is over! Cricket fans rejoice, as the much-anticipated schedule for the first 21 matches of the 17th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been unveiled. Mark your calendars, because the action kicks off on March 22nd, 2024, with the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings, taking on the ever-exciting Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai.

IPL 2024 Key Dates and Highlights:

  • Tournament Dates: March 22nd, 2024 – May 29th, 2024 (full schedule to be announced)
  • Matches: 74 matches across 6 weeks
  • Venues: 10 cities across India (no matches in Delhi)
  • Opening Match: CSK vs RCB at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai (March 22nd, 7:30 PM IST)
  • Format: Round-robin followed by playoffs and finals

IPL 2024 Schedule Glimpse:

The first two weeks promise a whirlwind of 21 matches, with each team playing a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 matches. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the exciting matchups:

  • Doubleheaders: The opening weekend boasts two doubleheaders, with Punjab Kings hosting Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders facing Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • Rivalry Rekindled: The legendary CSK-RCB rivalry gets rekindled in the opening match, followed by the equally electrifying RCB-KKR clash in the second week.
  • New Champions vs Veterans: The Gujarat Titans, 2022 champions, face the Mumbai Indians, five-time champions, in a battle of experience and youthful exuberance.
  • Regional Rivalries: Local favorites like Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders will be eager to impress their home crowd with exciting performances.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced theΒ (Indian Premier League) 2024 schedule on Thursday.

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The tournament will begin with defending champion Chennai Super Kings taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on March 22 at Chepauk.

The schedule was announced on Thursday only for the first 21 matches. The fixtures for the remaining games will be announced in due course.

Sportstar understands that besides the 10 cities that are announced as hosts for the first 21 games, the league stage will be played in Delhi, Dharamshala (Punjab Kings) and Guwahati (Rajasthan Royals). PBKS and RR will continue to play two home games each at their second homes.

IPL 2024 schedule (First 21 matches)

Match NoFixtureDateVenueTime
1.CSK vs RCBMarch 22Chennai7:30 PM IST
2.PBKS vs DCMarch 23Mohali3:30 PM IST
3.KKR vs SRHMarch 23Kolkata7:30 PM IST
4.RR vs LSGMarch 24Jaipur3:30 PM IST
5.GT vs MIMarch 24Ahmedabad7:30 PM IST
6.RCB vs PBKSMarch 25Bengaluru7:30 PM IST
7.CSK vs GTMarch 26Chennai7:30 PM IST
8.SRH vs MIMarch 27Hyderabad7:30 PM IST
9.RR vs DCMarch 28Jaipur7:30 PM IST
10.RCB vs KKRMarch 29Bengaluru7:30 PM IST
11.LSG vs PBKSMarch 30Lucknow7:30 PM IST
12.GT vs SRHMarch 31Ahmedabad3:30 PM IST
13.DC vs CSKMarch 31Visakhapatnam7:30 PM IST
14.MI vs RRApril 1Mumbai7:30 PM IST
15.RCB vs LSGApril 2Bengaluru7:30 PM IST
16.DC vs KKRApril 3Visakhapatnam7:30 PM IST
17.GT vs PBKSApril 4Ahmedabad7:30 PM IST
18.SRH vs CSKApril 5Hyderabad7:30 PM IST
19.RR vs RCBApril 6Jaipur7:30 PM IST
20.MI vs DCApril 7Mumbai3:30 PM IST
21.LSG vs GTApril 7Lucknow7:30 PM IST

Where to Watch IPL 2024 and Follow?

The official broadcaster, Star Sports Network, will telecast all the matches in India. Additionally, streaming platforms like Disney+ Hotstar will provide live streaming options. Stay tuned to the official IPL website and social media channels for updates, highlights, and behind-the-scenes action.

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Beyond the Schedule:

While the initial schedule sets the stage, the excitement truly unfolds on the field. Anticipate thrilling last-over finishes, unexpected upsets, and individual brilliance that will keep you glued to your screens. Remember, the IPL is not just about cricket; it’s a cultural phenomenon that brings together communities, celebrates talent, and provides unforgettable entertainment.

So, mark your calendars, choose your favorite team, and get ready to witness the biggest cricket extravaganza of the year! The IPL 2024 promises to be a season packed with excitement, drama, and unforgettable moments.

Disclaimer: This article covers the currently announced schedule for the first 21 matches. The complete schedule for the remaining matches will be announced later.

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