The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had fruitful discussions with the authorities at home and decided that the IPL can be played at home from May 2. The first leg of the IPL will be held in UAE from April 16-30 due to the general elections in India.

In the home-leg, each franchise will play nine matches and five of the eight teams will be playing at least four matches in their home stadium.  Chennai Super Kings will play two matches at Ranchi, while Kings XI Punjab will play two games at Cuttack.

Rajasthan Royals will play four matches at Ahmedabad. There will be no matches on May 1 and May 17. The schedule of the UAE leg has also been tweaked.

The evening match slated for April 26 in Abu Dhabi, between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders, will now be designated as a home match for Kolkata Knight Riders. The April 28 match in Dubai, between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab, will be designated as a home game for Kings XI Punjab.   

"Following on from the launch of ticket sales for the UAE leg on Thursday, I am pleased that we are now able to confirm the dates for the rest of the season," Sunil Gavaskar, interim President, BCCI-IPL, said.

"It is great news that the fans back home in India will be able to watch a large part of the Pepsi IPL 2014. Given the various challenges and the logistical complexities, we have spent a considerable amount of time in crafting a balanced schedule," he added.   

IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal said the BCCI was delighted to have the season back in India at the start of May.

"Organising an event of this scale at multiple venues in two countries is an enormous organisational undertaking and we are very grateful to the government of India, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the police authorities in the various states for their support," he said.

IPL-2014
Match Date/Day Teams Venue Time
1 Wednesday, April 16
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Abu Dhabi
8 PM
2 Thursday, April 17 Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Sharjah 8 PM
3 Friday, April 18 Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab Abu Dhabi
4 PM
4 Friday, April 18 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals Abu Dhabi
8 PM
5 Saturday, April 19 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Dubai 4 PM
6 Saturday, April 19 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils Dubai 8 PM
7
Sunday, April 20 Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab Sharjah 8 PM
8 Monday, April 21 Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils Abu Dhabi
8 PM
9 Tuesday, April 22 Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Sharjah 8 PM
10 Wednesday, April 23 Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Dubai
8 PM
11 Thursday, April 24 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Sharjah 8 PM
12 Friday, April 25 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils Dubai 4 PM
13 Friday, April 25 Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Dubai 8 PM
14 Saturday, April 26 Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Abu Dhabi 4 PM
15 Saturday, April 26 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab Abu Dhabi 8 PM
16 Sunday, April 27 Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians Sharjah 4 PM
17 Sunday, April 27 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings Sharjah 8 PM
18 Monday, April 28 Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Dubai 8 PM
19 Tuesday, April 29 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Abu Dhabi 8 PM
20 Wednesday, April 30 Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Dubai 8 PM
21 Friday, May 2 Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Ranchi 8 PM
22 Saturday, May 3 Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Mumbai 4 PM
23 Saturday, May 3 Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals Delhi 8 PM
24 Sunday, May 4 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Bangalore 8 PM
25 Monday, May 5 Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Ahmedabad 4 PM
26 Monday, May 5 Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings Delhi 8 PM
27 Tuesday, May 6 Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai 8 PM
28 Wednesday, May 7 Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi 4 PM
29 Wednesday, May 7 Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings Cuttack 8 PM
30 Thursday, May 8 Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Ahmedabad 8 PM
31 Friday, May 9 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab Bangalore 8 PM
32 Saturday, May 10 Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Delhi 4 PM
33 Saturday, May 10 Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Mumbai 8 PM
34 Sunday, May 11 Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders Cuttuck 4 PM
35 Sunday, May 11 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals Bangalore 8 PM
36 Monday, May 12 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians Hyderabad 8 PM
37 Tuesday, May 13 Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Ranchi 4 PM
38 Tuesday, May 13 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils Bangalore 8 PM
39 Wednesday, May 14 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab Hyderabad 4 PM
40 Wednesday, May 14 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Kolkata 8 PM
41 Thursday, May 15 Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils Ahmedabad 8 PM
42 Sunday, May 18 Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai 4 PM
43 Sunday, May 18 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Hyderabad 8 PM
44 Monday, May 19 Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians Ahmedabad 4 PM
45 Monday, May19 Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab Delhi 8 PM
46 Tuesday, May 20 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Hyderabad 4 PM
47 Tuesday, May 20 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings Kolkata 8 PM
48 Wednesday, May 21 Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians Mohali 8 PM
49 Thursday, May 22 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata 4 PM
50 Thursday, May 22 Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Mumbai 8 PM
51 Friday, May 23 Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils Chennai 4 PM
52 Friday, May 23 Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals Mohali 8 PM
53 Saturday, May 24 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings Bangalore 4 PM
54 Saturday, May 24 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Kolkata 8 PM
55 Sunday, May 25 Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils Mohali 4 PM
56 Sunday, May 25 Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Mumbai 8 PM
Qualifier 1 Tuesday, May 27 TBC vs TBC Chennai 8 PM
Eliminator Wednesday, May 28 TBC vs TBC Chennai 8 PM
Qualifier 2 Friday, May 30 TBC vs TBC Mumbai 8 PM
FINAL Sunday, June 1 TBC vs TBC Mumbai 8 PM

 (JPN/Agencies)

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