BCCI announce full schedule for IPL 2024, MI vs CSK on April 14
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Clouds are hovering over the IPL 2024 as there are high chance that the tournament might be shifted out of India. As per the reports in the Times of India (TOI), it is learned that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is considering moving the league due to the general elections in India. 

The reports claimed that BCCI is likely to move IPL 2024 to UAE. The governing body has announced the schedule of the first few games of the league- March 22 to April 7. The rest of the schedule will be released after the dates of the elections are announced and it is expected that the remaining part of the league will be played in Dubai. 

As per the reports, some of the BCCI officials are already in Dubai to see how things will pan out if the IPL 2024 is moved. A source close to TOI revealed after the election schedule comes out, BCCI will then decide about the same: 

“The Election Commission of India will announce the election schedule on Saturday at 3 pm. After that, the BCCI will decide whether IPL matches should be moved to Dubai. Currently, a few top BCCI officials are in Dubai to explore the possibility of organizing the second half of the IPL in Dubai.”

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Recently there were some reports that suggested that IPL franchises have asked for the passports of their players. This is because they want to keep things ready from their end if the second half of IPL 2024 gets moved out. 

UAE has been the second home to the IPL. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the country hosted the IPL 2020 and 2021. The games were played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. If the IPL 2024 is moved out this time, the league is likely to be played across three venues. 

During the 2009 elections in India, the IPL was played in South Africa and during 2014, the first half of the tournament was played in Dubai and then in India. It remains to be seen what will be the future of the league. 

IPL 2024 schedule 

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Here’s the IPL 2024 schedule  for the first few  games 

Match NoFixtureDate of MatchVenueTime
1CSK vs RCBMarch 22Chennai7:30 PM IST
2PBKS vs DCMarch 23Mohali3:30 PM IST
3KKR vs SRHMarch 23Kolkata7:30 PM IST
4RR vs LSGMarch 24Jaipur3:30 PM IST
5GT vs MIMarch 24Ahmedabad7:30 PM IST
6RCB vs PBKSMarch 25Bengaluru7:30 PM IST
7CSK vs GTMarch 26Chennai7:30 PM IST
8SRH vs MIMarch 27Hyderabad7:30 PM IST
9RR vs DCMarch 28Jaipur7:30 PM IST
10RCB vs KKRMarch 29Bengaluru7:30 PM IST
11LSG vs PBKSMarch 30Lucknow7:30 PM IST
12GT vs SRHMarch 31Ahmedabad3:30 PM IST
13DC vs CSKMarch 31Visakhapatnam7:30 PM IST
14MI vs RRApril 1Mumbai7:30 PM IST
15RCB vs LSGApril 2Bengaluru7:30 PM IST
16DC vs KKRApril 3Visakhapatnam7:30 PM IST
17GT vs PBKSApril 4Ahmedabad7:30 PM IST
18SRH vs CSKApril 5Hyderabad7:30 PM IST
19RR vs RCBApril 6Jaipur7:30 PM IST
20MI vs DCApril 7Mumbai3:30 PM IST
21LSG vs GTApril 7Lucknow7:30 PM IST