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Schedule for the First Two Weeks of TATA IPL 2024 Announced

The eagerly anticipated TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 is just around the corner, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finally announced the schedule for the first two weeks of the tournament. The 17th season of the IPL will kick off on March 22, 2024, and run until April 7, 2024, with 21 matches scheduled to be played across 10 cities.

Exciting Openers and Double Headers

The opening match of the tournament will see the defending champions and five-time winners, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. This clash between two powerhouses of the IPL promises to be a thrilling start to the season.

The first weekend of the IPL will feature two double headers, with two matches scheduled on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Punjab Kings will host the Delhi Capitals in the afternoon, followed by the Kolkata Knight Riders taking on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the evening. On Sunday afternoon, the action will shift to Jaipur, where the Rajasthan Royals will face the Lucknow Super Giants. In the evening, the Gujarat Titans, the 2022 champions and finalists of the last season, will go head-to-head with five-time winners Mumbai Indians.

Home Advantage and Challenging Schedules

Some teams have chosen to play their initial matches away from their traditional home grounds. The Delhi Capitals, for example, will be playing their first two home matches in Visakhapatnam. They will host the Chennai Super Kings on March 31st and then face the Kolkata Knight Riders at the same venue on April 3rd.

It's worth noting that the Capitals, Titans, and RCB have packed schedules in the first leg of the tournament, playing five matches each in the initial two weeks. On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders will only play three matches during this period. The Punjab Kings will be playing their home games at a brand new venue in Mullanpur on the outskirts of Chandigarh.

Collaboration with Government and Security Agencies

As always, the BCCI will work closely with government and security agencies to ensure the smooth and safe conduct of the tournament. With the Lok Sabha Elections in India scheduled around the same time, the BCCI will adhere to all necessary protocols and advisories. Once the dates for the elections are announced, the board will review and address any scheduling issues that may arise. The BCCI will also collaborate with local authorities to finalize the schedule for the remainder of the season, taking into account the polling dates.

Detailed Fixtures and Match Venues

For a comprehensive list of the fixtures scheduled for the first two weeks of the TATA IPL 2024, you can visit the official IPL website here. The matches will be played in various cities across India, providing fans with the opportunity to witness the excitement and thrill of the IPL in person.

Here is a summary of the matches scheduled from March 22 to April 7:

March 22CSK vs RCBChennai
March 23PBKS vs DCMohali
March 23KKR vs SRHKolkata
March 24RR vs LSGJaipur
March 24GT vs MIAhmedabad
March 25RCB vs PBKSBengaluru
March 26CSK vs GTChennai
March 27SRH vs MIHyderabad
March 28RR vs DCJaipur
March 29RCB vs KKRBengaluru
March 30LSG vs PBKSLucknow
March 31GT vs SRHAhmedabad
March 31DC vs CSKVisakhapatnam
April 1MI vs RRMumbai
April 2RCB vs LSGBengaluru
April 3DC vs KKRVisakhapatnam
April 4GT vs PBKSAhmedabad
April 5SRH vs CSKHyderabad
April 6RR vs RCBJaipur
April 7MI vs DCMumbai
April 7LSG vs GTLucknow

Please note that the schedule is subject to change based on the announcement of the Lok Sabha Election dates and other factors. Keep an eye on the official IPL website and social media channels for any updates.


The first two weeks of the TATA IPL 2024 promise to be action-packed and filled with excitement. With top teams battling it out in iconic stadiums across India, fans can look forward to witnessing some thrilling cricketing action. Stay tuned for more updates and mark your calendars for the start of the IPL on March 22, 2024. Let the games begin!

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