IPL 2024 schedule announced, CSK vs RCB in opener

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MA Chidambaram
MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai to host the opener of IPL 2024.

The Indian Premier League 2024 edition will officially get underway on March 22 with defending champions Chennai Super Kings hosting Royal Challengers Bangalore at MA Chidambaram Stadium.

The BCCI has unveiled a preliminary schedule for IPL 2024, spanning the initial 17 days of the tournament from March 22 to April 7, featuring a total of 21 matches. The initial fixture will have four double-headers.

After the opener in Chennai, Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals are set to clash in the inaugural afternoon fixture on March 23 in Mohali. The Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their campaign at home against Sunrisers Hyderabad on the same day. The Rajasthan Royals will host Lucknow Super Giants on the opening Sunday of the season.

Interestingly, the first phase of IPL 2024 will not include any matches in Delhi. Instead, the Delhi Capitals will play their two home games in Vizag. Further details regarding the remainder of the schedule are expected to be announced by the BCCI post the General Election dates declaration by the Election Commission of India.

During the 17-day span outlined in the preliminary schedule of IPL 2024, Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Titans and RCB are set to play five of their 14 matches. In contrast, Kolkata Knight Riders will have a lighter schedule with only three matches, while the remaining franchises are scheduled for four games each. Notably, Punjab Kings will undergo a change in venue for their home games, opting for a brand new location in Mullanpur, on the outskirts of Chandigarh, as opposed to their conventional home ground in Mohali.

IPL 2024 schedule: March 22-April 7

March 22: CSK vs RCB, Chennai
March 23: PBKS vs DC, Mullanpur
March 23: KKR vs SRH, Kolkata
March 24: RR vs LSG, Jaipur
March 24: GT vs MI, Ahmedabad
March 25: RCB vs PBKS, Bengaluru
March 26: CSK vs GT, Chennai
March 27: SRH vs MI, Hyderabad
March 28: RR vs DC, Jaipur
March 29: RCB vs KKR, Bengaluru
March 30: LSG vs PBKS, Lucknow
March 31: GT vs SRH, Ahmedabad
March 31: DC vs CSK, Visakhapatnam
April 1: MI vs RR, Mumbai
April 2: RCB vs LSG, Bengaluru
April 3: DC vs KKR, Visakhapatnam
April 4: GT vs PBKS, Ahmedabad
April 5: SRH vs CSK, Hyderabad
April 6: RR vs RCB, Jaipur
April 7: MI vs DC, Mumbai
April 7: LSG vs GT, Lucknow

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