Tuesday, December 5

Chennai Super Kings to face Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL opener


Four-time champions Chennai Super Kings and two-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders will face each other in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

The 15th edition of the money-spinning cricket franchise will kick off at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 26 and will concluded on May 29.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday announced the schedule for the IPL 2022 which will be held in Mumbai and Pune.

According to the BCCI, a total of 70 league matches and 4 playoff games will be played in a duration of 65 days.

“The 15th season will start on 26th March at the Wankhede stadium with a blockbuster clash between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.

On 27th March, the league will stage its first double-header starting off with a day game at Brabourne where the Delhi Capitals will square off against Mumbai Indians,” the Indian media reported after the schedule was announced.

The media further reported that the DY Patil Stadium will host the clash between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at night.

The MCA Stadium in Pune will host its first game on 29th March when Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Rajasthan Royals.

In all, 20 matches each will be held at Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium, 15 matches each at Brabourne and MCA International stadium, Pune.

There will be 12 double headers in total with the first match starting at 3:30 pm IST. All evening matches will start at 7:30 pm IST.

The final game of the league stage will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings on 22nd  May at the Wankhede Stadium.

The schedule for the playoffs and the IPL 2022 final to be played on 29th May will be announced later.

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