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IPL 2024 to kick start in Chennai from March 22

IPL 2024 to kick start in Chennai from March 22

The 17th edition of the Indian Premier Legaue (IPL) is all set to kickstart on March 22. The Chairman of the Indian Premier League Arun Singh Dhumal confirmed it to a leading sports portal. “The league will kick off on March 22 in Chennai,” informed IPL chairman Arun Singh Dhumal.

The opening match of the 17th edition of the league will be played between Chennai Super Kings & Royal Challengers Bangalore at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium on March 22. the BCCI has unveiled a partial schedule for the league, which is from March 22 to April 7. This move was undertaken in the wake of the upcoming general elections with the latter half of the schedule to be announced after the Election Commission of India announces the dates of elections.

A sneak peek at the IPL 2024 Schedule from March-April

IPL 2024 to kick start in Chennai from March 22
Image Credits: Hyderabad News

As the anticipation builds up, here’s a sneak peek into the initial encounters:

March 22: CSK vs RCB in Chennai
March 23: PBKS vs DC in Mullanpur, KKR vs SRH in Kolkata
March 24: RR vs LSG in Jaipur, GT vs MI in Ahmedabad
March 25: RCB vs PBKS in Bengaluru

The cricketing bonanza will be at its peak when four doubleheaders including two on the opening weekend will be played. Punjab Kings & Kolkata Knight Riders will play the daytime fixture on March 23 while Rajasthan Royals & Mumbai Indians will play the evening fixture.

Coming to the number of matches the franchisees will play during the announced window. Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Titans & RCB will play five matches within this window. While KKR finds themselves with just three matches in their kitty.

Amid all the excitement of the IPL 2024 schedule, Punjab Kings made a huge move by moving to a new home venue in Mullanpur.

Biggies of World Cricket will fight for the coveted trophy

The season will mark the return of Stalwart MS Dhoni who will lead CSK for probably one last time. The league will also witness the comeback of Hardik Pandya who will be donning Captain’s hat for Mumbai Indians. There are also talks of Rishabh Pant’s return to action from IPL 2023 as he has completed his rehabilitation & is gearing up to pick up the willow. Meanwhile, franchisees like Sunrisers Hyderabad & Kolkata Knight Riders have upgraded their teams by buying the services of Pat Cummins & Micthell Starc at huge prices. The fight for the prestigious IPL trophy becomes intense with the beginning of a new season.

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