Vivo IPL 2021 Schedule Announced by BCCI

Vivo IPL 2021 Schedule

On Sunday March 7th, the IPL Governing Council announced the schedule for this year’s IPL. Sponsored by Vivo, Indian Premier League 2021 is slated to return home after nearly two years. Last year IPL was postponed to 19th September 2020 from 29th March 2020 keeping in mind the Covid pandemic situation. The match was played in a closed stadium in UAE and Mumbai Indians were the defending champions. On 4th August, 2020 Vivo pulled out of sponsoring the tournament and it was sponsored by fantasy cricket league platform, Dream 11. Looks like Vivo is back sponsoring the Indian Premier League in 2021.

The tournament is slated to kick start in Chennai on 9th April 2021 in Chennai. The first match will be played between last year’s defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Along with Chennai, cities like Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata will be venues for 2021’s IPL. One interesting fact about this year’s tournament is that all the teams will be playing on neutral grounds and no team will play at their home grounds. Out of the six decided venues, each team will play in four cities.

Out of the 56 tournament matches, 10 matches each will be hosted by Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Mumbai while 8 matches each will be hosted by Delhi and Ahmedabad. The World’s Largest Cricket Stadium- Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the final match on 30th May 2021 as well as seven playoffs before that. The spectacle of the finale will be other-worldly. This newly built stadium recently hosted India’s second Pink Ball fixture with great grandiosity.

Same as last year in UAE, the IPL tournament at home this year will be played indoors as well. The call to allow spectators can be taken at a later date but for now it will be a closed event telecasted to audiences. This is done keeping in mind that the risk of Covid is still very real even now. The matches have been meticulously planned in such a way that the teams will only have to travel a minimum of three times during the whole tournament. This will reduce commute, exposure and will help minimise any risk.

The health and safety of all players and staff members is of paramount importance to BCCI. There would be 11 double headers where six teams will play three afternoon matches and two teams will play two afternoon matches. The afternoon games will begin at 3:30 PM IST and the evening games will begin at 7:30 PM IST.

Here is the full schedule for Vivo IPL 2021 Schedule:

HomeAwayDateDayTime (IST)Venue
MUMBAI INDIANSROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE9-Apr-21FRI7:30 PMCHENNAI
CHENNAI SUPER KINGSDELHI CAPITALS10-Apr-21SAT7:30 PMMUMBAI
SUNRISERS HYDERABADKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS11-Apr-21SUN7:30 PMCHENNAI
RAJASTHAN ROYALSPUNJAB KINGS12-Apr-21MON7:30 PMMUMBAI
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSMUMBAI INDIANS13-Apr-21TUE7:30 PMCHENNAI
SUNRISERS HYDERABADROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE14-Apr-21WED7:30 PMCHENNAI
RAJASTHAN ROYALSDELHI CAPITALS15-Apr-21THU7:30 PMMUMBAI
PUNJAB KINGSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS16-Apr-21FRI7:30 PMMUMBAI
MUMBAI INDIANSSUNRISERS HYDERABAD17-Apr-21SAT7:30 PMCHENNAI
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALOREKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS18-Apr-21SUN3:30 PMCHENNAI
DELHI CAPITALSPUNJAB KINGS18-Apr-21SUN7:30 PMMUMBAI
CHENNAI SUPER KINGSRAJASTHAN ROYALS19-Apr-21MON7:30 PMMUMBAI
DELHI CAPITALSMUMBAI INDIANS20-Apr-21TUE7:30 PMCHENNAI
PUNJAB KINGSSUNRISERS HYDERABAD21-Apr-21WED3:30 PMCHENNAI
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS21-Apr-21WED7:30 PMMUMBAI
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORERAJASTHAN ROYALS22-Apr-21THU7:30 PMMUMBAI
PUNJAB KINGSMUMBAI INDIANS23-Apr-21FRI7:30 PMCHENNAI
RAJASTHAN ROYALSKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS24-Apr-21SAT7:30 PMMUMBAI
CHENNAI SUPER KINGSROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE25-Apr-21SUN3:30 PMMUMBAI
SUNRISERS HYDERABADDELHI CAPITALS25-Apr-21SUN7:30 PMCHENNAI
PUNJAB KINGSKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS26-Apr-21MON7:30 PMAHMEDABAD
DELHI CAPITALSROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE27-Apr-21TUE7:30 PMAHMEDABAD
CHENNAI SUPER KINGSSUNRISERS HYDERABAD28-Apr-21WED7:30 PMDELHI
MUMBAI INDIANSRAJASTHAN ROYALS29-Apr-21THU3:30 PMDELHI
DELHI CAPITALSKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS29-Apr-21THU7:30 PMAHMEDABAD
PUNJAB KINGSROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE30-Apr-21FRI7:30 PMAHMEDABAD
MUMBAI INDIANSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS1-May-21SAT7:30 PMDELHI
RAJASTHAN ROYALSSUNRISERS HYDERABAD2-May-21SUN3:30 PMDELHI
PUNJAB KINGSDELHI CAPITALS2-May-21SUN7:30 PMAHMEDABAD
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE3-May-21MON7:30 PMAHMEDABAD
SUNRISERS HYDERABADMUMBAI INDIANS4-May-21TUE7:30 PMDELHI
RAJASTHAN ROYALSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS5-May-21WED7:30 PMDELHI
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALOREPUNJAB KINGS6-May-21THU7:30 PMAHMEDABAD
SUNRISERS HYDERABADCHENNAI SUPER KINGS7-May-21FRI7:30 PMDELHI
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSDELHI CAPITALS8-May-21SAT3:30 PMAHMEDABAD
RAJASTHAN ROYALSMUMBAI INDIANS8-May-21SAT7:30 PMDELHI
CHENNAI SUPER KINGSPUNJAB KINGS9-May-21SUN3:30 PMBANGALORE
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORESUNRISERS HYDERABAD9-May-21SUN7:30 PMKOLKATA
MUMBAI INDIANSKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS10-May-21MON7:30 PMBANGALORE
DELHI CAPITALSRAJASTHAN ROYALS11-May-21TUE7:30 PMKOLKATA
CHENNAI SUPER KINGSKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS12-May-21WED7:30 PMBANGALORE
MUMBAI INDIANSPUNJAB KINGS13-May-21THU3:30 PMBANGALORE
SUNRIERS HYDERABADRAJASTHAN ROYALS13-May-21THU7:30 PMKOLKATA
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALOREDELHI CAPITALS14-May-21FRI7:30 PMKOLKATA
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSPUNJAB KINGS15-May-21SAT7:30 PMBANGALORE
RAJASTHAN ROYALSROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE16-May-21SUN3:30 PMKOLKATA
CHENNAI SUPER KINGSMUMBAI INDIANS16-May-21SUN7:30 PMBANGALORE
DELHI CAPITALSSUNRISERS HYDERABAD17-May-21MON7:30 PMKOLKATA
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSRAJASTHAN ROYALS18-May-21TUE7:30 PMBANGALORE
SUNRISERS HYDERABADPUNJAB KINGS19-May-21WED7:30 PMBANGALORE
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALOREMUMBAI INDIANS20-May-21THU7:30 PMKOLKATA
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSSUNRISERS HYDERABAD21-May-21FRI3:30 PMBANGALORE
DELHI CAPITALSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS21-May-21FRI7:30 PMKOLKATA
PUNJAB KINGSRAJASTHAN ROYALS22-May-21SAT7:30 PMBANGALORE
MUMBAI INDIANSDELHI CAPITALS23-May-21SUN3:30 PMKOLKATA
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORECHENNAI SUPER KINGS23-May-21SUN7:30 PMKOLKATA
QUALIFIER 125-May-21TUE7:30 PMAHMEDABAD
ELIMINATOR26-May-21WED7:30 PMAHMEDABAD
QUALIFIER 228-May-21FRI7:30 PMAHMEDABAD
FINAL30-May-21SUN7:30 PMAHMEDABAD