The 2019 IPL remaining will likely be held on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Might 12. On Tuesday, the BCCI launched the schedule for the second half of the IPL – until Might 5 – however omitted the knockout part.
Nevertheless, ESPNcricinfo understands the ultimate will likely be performed on Might 12, whereas the doubtless dates for the opposite knockout matches are Might 7 (Qualifier 1), Might eight (Eliminator) and Might 10 (Qualifier 2). Additionally it is understood that the BCCI has stored Vizag has a standby venue in case any match needs to be shifted attributable to unexpected circumstances.
The BCCI had initially launched the dates for the knockouts as a part of the ultimate schedule, however that was pulled out instantly. It’s believed the explanation for that was the BCCI wished to remain versatile with the knockout dates maintaining in thoughts the IPL will likely be performed throughout India’s elections, which is able to happen throughout seven phases all through the nation. With the Central Election Fee imposing sure restrictions by way of when the matches must be performed, the BCCI is being cautious concerning the knockout dates.
In January, the BCCI had launched a brief preliminary schedule, restricted to only 17 matches ranging from March 23 until April 5. The BCCI had said that your entire schedule couldn’t be put out because the dates of India’s elections had not been introduced on the time. Just lately, the Election Fee of India introduced the dates for the final elections, which is able to start on April 9, with relying on Might 23.
The elections are unlikely to be of any concern to the franchises as a result of the ultimate group schedule permits them to host all their seven dwelling video games at their very own bases. With the elections operating parallel to the IPL in most of the states the place the groups are primarily based, the franchises had been initially uncertain whether or not they may play all the house video games in their very own cities.
There had additionally been some hypothesis whether or not the BCCI would change the timing of the matches, however as per the ultimate schedule, the day matches will start at four pm IST, with the evening video games commencing at eight pm.