IPL 2021 has been scheduled tentatively between 28 March 2021 and 23 May 2021. IPL season 14 opening match likely to be played on 28 March 2021 between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capital. IPL 2021 Final could be played on 23 May 2021.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has confidently asserted that the 2021 tournament will take place in the first half of 2021 in its usual April-May slot in the calendar. It has been reported that Ganguly is optimistic that the IPL will return to Indian soil in 2021, but the BCCI has yet to categorically confirm that to be the case. Earlier this month Ganguly told India Today that India’s scheduled home series against England will take place in India, as will the 2020/21 Ranji Trophy.
IPL 2021 Schedule
IPL Governing Council (IGC) planning to add 2 more IPL teams, you may see 10 teams playing in IPL 2021. There is a total of 60 matches that will be played in IPL 2021. In case 2 more new teams added numbers of league match will increase. Also, the Overseas player’s quota rule could be changed to increase from 4 to 5 in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 Auction
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IPL 2020 started late 19 September and completed on10 November 2020. BCCI can’t delay IPL 2021 much as T20 World cup 2021 is also hosted by India in October 2021. There is not enough time to organize the IPL 2021 mega Auction before IPL 2021.
This could be good news for CSK and another team that is looking for a replacement of their players before IPL 2021. BCCI is planning to organize a mega or mini-auction by this year-end. Let’s watch this space for more updates on IPL 2021 Auction.
Recent reports in India have hinted at the possibility of a ninth IPL side being introduced at the 2021 tournament. It has been suggested that the new franchise could be based at Ahmedabad’s new 110,000 seater stadium – the world’s second-largest sporting arena.
You can find a full PDF of the tentative schedule for IPL 2021 below. We will update you as soon as we have more news on news regarding next years season.