The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the schedule for the second phase of the VIVO IPL 2021 which will begin in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A total number of 31 matches will be played in 27 days.
The 14th season, which was postponed in May this year in the wake of the Corona pandemic, will resume on 19th September in Dubai with a big clash between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. The game will then shift to Abu Dhabi where the Kolkata Knight Riders will meet Royal Challengers Bangalore.
While Sharjah will host its first game on 24th September when Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Chennai Super Kings. In all, 13 matches will be held in Dubai, 10 in Sharjah, and 8 in Abu Dhabi.
There will be 7 doubleheaders with the first match starting at 3:30 PM IST and all evening matches will start at 7:30 PM IST. The final game of the league stage will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals on 8th October.
The 1st Qualifier will be played in Dubai on 10th October. The Eliminator & Qualifier 2 will be played in Sharjah on 11th & 13th October respectively with Dubai hosting the Final of VIVO IPL 2021 on 15th October this year.
Here is the full schedule for the second phase of the VIVO IPL 2021:-
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