IPL 2020: Complete schedule of the group stage revealed
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 group stage schedule is out. Notably, all all eight teams will be playing seven home games at their respective venues. The cash-rich tournament will start on March 29. The first encounter is set to be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. The last group encounter is on May 17. Here are further details.
IPL does away with Saturday double-headers
According to ESPNcricinfo, IPL has done away with the Saturday double-headers. This means another week is added to the league phase for the 2020 season. The 13th edition of IPL will stretch across 50 days as compared to 44 last year. Interestingly, there will be only three matches on weekends with double-headers limited to Sundays. The final group match is between RCB and MI.
Other key details regarding IPL 13
Rajasthan Royals have listed out Guwahati as their probable second home venue. Meanwhile, the other seven franchises have stuck to their traditional venues for home games. The playoffs schedule is expected to be announced on a later date. The final is likely on May 24.
IPL schedule: March 29 to April 9
March 29: MI vs CSK, March 30: DC vs KXIP, March 31: RCB vs KKR, April 1: SRH vs MI, April 2: CSK vs RR, April 3: KKR vs DC, April 4: KXIP vs SRH, April 5: MI vs RCB, RR vs DC, April 6: KKR vs CSK, April 7: RCB vs SRH, April 8: KXIP vs MI, April 9: RR vs KKR.
IPL schedule: April 10 to April 20
April 10: DC vs RCB, April 11: CSK vs KXIP, April 12: SRH vs RR, KKR vs MI, April 13: DC vs CSK, April 14: KXIP vs RCB, April 15: MI vs RR, April 16: SRH vs KKR, April 17: KXIP vs CSK, April 18: RCB vs RR, April 19: DC vs KKR, CSK vs SRH, April 20: MI vs KXIP.
IPL schedule: April 21 to May 2
April 21: RR vs SRH, April 22: RCB vs DC, April 23: KKR vs KXIP, April 24: CSK vs MI, April 25: RR vs RCB, April 26: KXIP vs KKR, SRH vs DC, April 27: CSK vs RCB, April 28: MI vs KKR, April 29: RR vs KXIP, April 30: SRH vs CSK, May 1: MI vs DC, May 2: KKR vs RR.
IPL Schedule: May 3 to May 13
May 3: RCB vs KXIP, DC vs SRH, May 4: RR vs CSK, May 5: SRH vs RCB, May 6: DC vs MI, May 7: CSK vs KKR, May 8: KXIP vs RR, May 9: MI vs SRH, May 10: CSK vs DC, KKR vs RCB, May 11: RR vs MI, May 12: SRH vs KXIP, May 13: DC vs RR.
IPL schedule: May 14 to May 17
May 14: RCB vs CSK, May 15: KKR vs SRH, May 16: KXIP vs DC, May 17: RCB vs MI. All matches will be held at 8:00 PM IST. On Sundays, we have double-headers (highlighted). The matches will be telecast live on Star Sports Network.