IPL has released the schedule for the first two weeks of the IPL 2019 season. The dates, however, are still subject to the announcement of the Lok Sabha election dates. The dates for the remaining tournament are expected to be announced once the dates of the Lok Sabha elections are known. Also, contrary to a few reports that speculated the tournament might be shifted out of India, it has been confirmed that the mega domestic league will be played in India.
“This is still subject to the announcement of Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. Once the election dates are released we will address any issues with the first two weeks and also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates,” the IPL desk reported.
It may be noted that the IPL 2019 season will be flagged off on 23 March in Chennai. Home team Chennai Super Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the season opener. As per the IPL 2019 schedule, the first two weeks of the tournament will be comprising 17 matches, which are to be played by the eight participating teams.
Here is the IPL 2019 schedule announced for the first two weeks of the tournament:
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Venue|
|23-Mar||Chennai Super Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Chennai|
|24-Mar||Kolkata Knight Riders||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kolkata|
|24-Mar||Mumbai Indians||Delhi Capitals||Mumbai|
|25-Mar||Rajasthan Royals||Kings XI Punjab||Jaipur|
|26-Mar||Delhi Capitals||Chennai Super Kings||Delhi|
|27-Mar||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kings XI Punjab||Kolkata|
|28-Mar||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mumbai Indians||Bengaluru|
|29-Mar||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rajasthan Royals||Hyderabad|
|30-Mar||Kings XI Punjab||Mumbai Indians||Mohali|
|30-Mar||Delhi Capitals||Kolkata Knight Riders||Delhi|
|31-Mar||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Hyderabad|
|31-Mar||Chennai Super Kings||Rajasthan Royals||Chennai|
|01-Apr||Kings XI Punjab||Delhi Capitals||Mohali|
|02-Apr||Rajasthan Royals||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Jaipur|
|03-Apr||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai|
|04-Apr||Delhi Capitals||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Delhi|
|05-Apr||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata Knight Riders||Bengaluru|