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Kings XI Punjab will play all seven house video games at Mohali. © BCCI
The eight common ‘house cities’ will host your complete league part of IPL 2019, the BCCI confirmed with the discharge of the second installment of the schedule of the 12th version of the franchise-based T20 competitors, on Tuesday (March 19).
With the overall elections sweeping by way of India from April 11 to Might 19, it was anticipated that IPL 2019 might transfer to smaller cities given the many-phase nature of polls in among the large cities, particularly Mumbai and Kolkata. However the match has managed to retain its home-and-away format. The league stage, which is able to kick off on March 23 with defending champions Chennai Tremendous Kings internet hosting Royal Challengers Bangalore, ends on Might 5 with a double header the place Kings XI Punjab will host CSK whereas Mumbai Indians will host Kolkata Knight Riders.
In the meantime, the venues for the play-offs – the 2 Qualifiers, the Eliminator and the Closing – are set to be launched later in a 3rd installment but it surely’s unlikely second-tier venue will host the 4 knock-out matches. There isn’t any readability on the date of the ultimate both, however with the league stage ending on Might 5, that the ultimate is more likely to be performed on or earlier than Sunday (Might 12), giving worldwide gamers 12 days’ break earlier than the 2019 World Cup warm-ups kick off from Might 24.
Because the winners of the 2018 version, Chennai, in all chance, will host the ultimate whereas Hyderabad, being final 12 months’s runners-up, might be obtainable to host playoffs given elections within the metropolis finish on April 18.
KXIP, in a departure from earlier seasons, might be enjoying all their house video games on the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali after years of trying to construct parallel house venues in Indore, Dharamsala and even Pune. However with Chris Gayle and KL Rahul in high type final 12 months, the stadium attendances swelled, and will have been one of many contributors to KXIP’s all-home run.
2009 and 2014 are different two years when India’s basic elections coincided with the IPL. Whereas the match was moved en masse to South Africa in 2009, solely the beginning few matches of the 2014 version had been moved to the UAE. There have been related speculations this 12 months too however the Committee of Directors (CoA) had introduced on January eight its choice to carry the IPL in full in India and the schedule for the primary two weeks was launched mid-February, with the board then nonetheless awaiting election dates.