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Chennai Super Kings will be playing in MS Dhoni’s home, Ranchi for two matches in the Indian leg of IPL 7 © IANS

 

Apr 3, 2014

 

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 7 will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the first 20 matches but the last 36 games of the tournament returns to India, and is being played in more venues than ever before, finishing with the qualifiers, eliminators and the final.

 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will start off proceedings against Kolkata Knight Riders in his hometown Ranchi on May 2, 2014. Defending champions Mumbai Indians will resume their title defense on the 3rd of March against Kings XI Punjab. The finals of the competition will also be played Wankhede stadium, Mumbai whereas the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will host Qualifier 1 and the Eliminator. Qualifier 2 will also be played in Mumbai.

 

Earlier, The Lok Sabha elections in the country had pushed the mega-event out of the country and after much though and deliberation, the IPL committee had zeroed in on UAE as the destination. In this edition of the IPL, newer venues have been integrated to expand the two-month long cricket carnival. Cuttack and Ranchi will be making their maiden appearance.

 

Chennai Super Kings will play two matches at Ranchi, while Kings XI Punjab will play two games at Cuttack. Rajasthan Royals will play four matches at Ahmedabad. There will be no matches May 1 and May 17.

 

The schedule of the UAE leg has also been tweaked. The evening match slated for April 26 in Abu Dhabi, between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders, will now be designated as a home match for Kolkata Knight Riders. The April 28 match in Dubai, between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab, will be designated as a home game for Kings XI Punjab.

 

“Following on from the launch of ticket sales for the UAE leg, I am pleased that we are now able to confirm the dates for the rest of the season,” said Sunil Gavaskar, interim President, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said.

 

“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,” he added in an IANS report.

 

IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal said the BCCI was delighted to have the season back in India at the start of May.

 

“Organising an event of this scale at multiple venues in two countries is an enormous organisational undertaking and we are very grateful to the government of India, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the police authorities in the various states for their support,” he said.

 

Date  Match No  Venue  Match  Time 
16.4.14 1 Abu Dhabi MI vs KKR 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
17.4.14 2 Sharjah DD vs RCB 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
18.4.14 3 Abu Dhabi CSK vs KXIP 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT | 14.30 local
18.4.14 4 Abu Dhabi SRH vs RR 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
19.4.14 5 Dubai RCB vs MI 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT | 14.30 local
19.4.14 6 Dubai KKR vs DD 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
20.4.14 7 Sharjah RR vs KXIP 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
21.4.14 8 Abu Dhabi CSK vs DD 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
22.4.14 9 Sharjah KXIP vs SRH 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
23.4.14 10 Dubai RR vs CSK 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
24.4.14 11 Sharjah RCB vs KKR 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
25.4.14 12 Dubai SRH vs DD 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT | 14.30 local
25.4.14 13 Dubai CSK vs MI 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
26.4.14 14 Abu Dhabi RR vs RCB 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT | 14.30 local
26.4.14 15 Abu Dhabi KXIP vs KKR 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
27.4.14 16 Sharjah DD vs MI 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT | 14.30 local
27.4.14 17 Sharjah SRH vs CSK 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
28.4.14 18 Dubai RCB vs KXIP 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
29.4.14 19 Abu Dhabi KKR vs RR 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
30.4.14 20 Dubai MI vs SRH 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
2.5.14 21 Ranchi CSK vs KKR 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
3.5.14 22 Mumbai MI vs KXIP 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
3.5.14 23 Delhi DD vs RR 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
4.5.14 24 Bangalore RCB vs SRH 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
5.5.14 25 Ahmedabad RR vs KKR 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
5.5.14 26 Delhi DD vs CSK 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
6.5.14 27 Mumbai MI vs RCB 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
7.5.14 28 Delhi DD vs  KKR 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
7.5.14 29 Cuttack KXIP vs CSK 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
8.5.14 30 Ahmedabad RR vs SRH 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
9.5.14 31 Bangalore RCB vs KXIP 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
10.5.14 32 Delhi DD vs SRH 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
10.5.14 33 Mumbai MI vs  CSK 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
11.5.14 34 Cuttack KXIP vs KKR 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
11.5.14 35 Bangalore RCB vs RR 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
12.5.14 36 Hyderabad SRH vs MI 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
13.5.14 37 Ranchi CSK vs RR 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
13.5.14 38 Bangalore RCB vs DD 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
14.5.14 39 Hyderabad SRH vs KXIP 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
14.5.14 40 Kolkata KKR vs MI 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
15.5.14 41 Ahmedabad RR vs DD 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
18.5.14 42 Chennai CSK vs RCB 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
18.5.14 43 Hyderabad SRH vs KKR 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
19.5.14 44 Ahmedabad RR vs MI 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
19.5.14 45 Delhi DD vs KXIP 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
20.5.14 46 Hyderabad SRH vs RCB 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
20.5.14 47 Kolkata KKR vs CSK 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
21.5.14 48 Mohali KXIP vs MI 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
22.5.14 49 Kolkata KKR vs RCB 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
22.5.14 50 Chennai CSK vs SRH 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
23.5.14 51 Mumbai MI vs DD 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
23.5.15 52 Mohali KXIP vs RR 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
24.5.14 53 Bangalore RCB vs CSK 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
24.5.14 54 Kolkata KKR vs SRH 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
25.5.14 55 Mohali KXIP vs DD 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT
25.5.14 56 Mumbai MI vs RR 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
27.5.14 Qualifier 1 Chennai TBD vs TBD 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
28.5.14 Eliminator Chennai TBD vs TBD 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
30.5.14 Qualifier 2 Mumbai TBD vs TBD 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT
1.6.14 FINAL Mumbai TBD vs TBD 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT