The second phase of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in India from May 2.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The first half of the cash-rick tournament will be played in UAE from Apr 16.
The Indian leg of the tournament in India will be played in Ranchi between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Thirty-six regular season matches, plus the four playoffs will be played in India.
"After discussions with the authorities in India, the BCCI is pleased to announce that a total of thirty-six regular season matches, plus the four playoffs of the Pepsi IPL 2014, will be played in India, starting Friday, 2 May 2014," Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement.
“There will be no matches on Thursday, 1 May, Friday, 16 May and Saturday, 17 May," he said.
Meanwhile, Patel announced two changes to the UAE leg of the schedule.
The evening match on Apr 26 in Abu Dhabi, between Kings XI Punjab and KKR, would be designated as a home match for KKR.
“Following on from the launch of ticket sales for the UAE leg today, I am pleased that we are now able to confirm the dates for the rest of the season. 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,” Sunil Gavaskar, Interim President, BCCI-IPL, said.