Star Sports aired the Indian Premier League schedule on Friday (IPL). The most-watched T20 league in the globe will begin its 16th Edition on March 31 and conclude on May 28. The TATA IPL will feature a total of 70 league games, including 18 doubleheaders.
The first match of the 2023 IPL will begin on March 31, between the defending champion Gujarat Titans and the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings, five days after the conclusion of the inaugural Women’s Premier League.
Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium will serve as the site of both the opening match and the final, which will occur on May 28.
The match between GT and CSK will be followed on April 1 by a doubleheader, with Lucknow Super Giants playing Delhi Capitals in the evening and Punjab Kings playing Kolkata Knight Riders in the day. Then, in a doubleheader on April 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad will play Rajasthan Royals in the day, and Mumbai Indians, a five-time winner, will play Royal Challengers Bangalore in the evening.
The competition will also adhere to its customary home-and-away format for the first time since the 2019 season.
The Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals are both scheduled to play two home matches in Dharamsala and Guwahati, respectively, this year. Games will be played at 12 different locations. There will be a total of 52 round-robin matches. There will only be one game on weekdays, but there will be two on Saturday and Sunday.
The final league games between Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Gujarat Titans will take place in Bengaluru on May 21. There will be a total of 70 league-stage games played over 12 venues over the period of 52 days. The daytime games will start at 3:30 PM and the night games will start at 7:30 PM for the 18 doubleheaders in the IPL 2023.