Every single cricket fan in the world is eagerly waiting for the very popular Indian Premier League, 2019.
And the most awaiting moment is here. Finally BCCI declared Full IPL 2019 Schedule. IPL 2019 Match Schedule from 23rd March 2019 .
On Tuesday, BCCI announced the IPL schedule for the remaining matches played from 6 April to 5 May
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The champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the opening match of IPL 2019 in Chennai on 23 March.
The schedule, which was declared on 19 February (Tuesday), was just for the first 2 weeks of the league and subject to the announcement of the Lok Sabha 2019 election dates.
The BCCI, which is awaiting details of the 2019 elections, declared that
when the polling dates are set it would “address any problems with the first 2 weeks and will also prepare a schedule for the rest of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates.”
As per the present schedule, as many as 17 matches are going to be played from 23rd March to 5th April, with 3 double-header days on 24th March, 30th March and 31st March.
Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers will play 5 games in the said period while the remaining 6 teams will play 4 matches each.
The Delhi Capitals are scheduled to play 3 home games in the first 2 weeks. While the Royal Challengers will play three away games. The rest of the teams will play 2 home and 2 away games each.
REASON BEHIND DELAY IN ANNOUNCEMENT IPL 2019 SCHEDULE:
The BCCI confirmed that the indian Premier League will start from 23 March 2019.
BCCI confirmed to Hindustan Times that the IPL 2019 schedule will be declared in March, once the dates of the general Election are released.
It is important that matches are scheduled in accordance to the dates of election which will be held in multiple phases.
BCCI speaking to Hindustan Times,
The Board of Control for Cricket
“It was not possible to release the schedule of the IPL, before the dates of the general election are out, as matches need to be planned keeping the dates in mind, as elections are held in different phases”.
The cricket fans will have to be more patient due to the general elections.
The BCCI is expected to release the schedule in few days.
BCCI CLEARED THAT IPL 2019 WILL BE HELD IN INDIA:
The general elections have clashed with the IPL on two times before. As a result of the elections in 2009, the whole IPL was played in South Africa. Meanwhile, when the situation occurred in 2014, a part of the IPL had to be played in the UAE.
It will be the first time, within the 12 years history of the cricket event that both the General Elections and also the entire IPL will take place in India.
SCHEDULING IPL 2019 COME BEFORE THE WORLD CUP:
This will be the third time since its beginning in 2008, we’ll have the IPL and the ICC World Cup in the same year.
But unlike the 2 previous such occasions, what makes 2019 completely different is that for the first time the IPL will come before the world Cup.
The first time, IPL and the World Cup happened in the same year was in 2011. The world Cup ended on 2nd April 2011 and the IPL that followed the next week on 8th April 2011.
The second time, IPL and World Cup happened in the same year was in 2015. The world Cup ended on 29th March 2015 and the IPL began around ten days after the World Cup on 8th April.
Unlike 2011 and 2015, the coming IPL 2019 is going to take place before the World Cup.
LET’S CHECK OUT… WHAT HAPPENED IN IPL 2018? HERE’S A GLANCE AT THE IPL 2018 POINTS TABLE:
The 2018 IPL was held from 7th April to 27th may 2018. The final was held on 27th may 2018 between the Chennai Super Kings and the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
Chennai Super Kings defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets to win their third title creating them the most successful franchise in the league alongside Mumbai Indians.
Sunrisers Hyderabad topped the table despite Chennai Super Kings having the same number of points due to net run rate. Whereas Kolkata Knight Riders finished third with sixteen points. Rajasthan Royals reserved the final playoff spot with fourteen points.
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