IPL Desk in Mumbai 19 March 2014 - 05:02pm IST
Schedule for UAE leg of Pepsi IPL 2014 announced
Tournament to start with MI-KKR match in Abu Dhabi on April 16
At its meeting in Chennai earlier today, the IPL Governing Council confirmed that the first phase of the Pepsi IPL 2014 season matches will be played in the United Arab Emirates, from Wednesday 16th April to Wednesday 30th April.
A total of 20 matches will be played in three stadiums: the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi; the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah; and the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The opening match on Wednesday, 16 April, will be in Abu Dhabi, between the defending champions, Mumbai Indians and the 2012 IPL champions, Kolkata Knight Riders.
The match-schedule for the UAE leg can be accessed on the following link:
Pursuant to the initiative taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, many State Governments have indicated that IPL matches can be conducted in their respective states. Based on the responses received so far, the BCCI believes that the Pepsi IPL 2014 can be conducted in India from the first week of May.
The schedule for the remaining 40 matches will be announced in due course.