Mumbai Indians will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the first match © Getty Images
Mumbai Indians will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the first match © PTI

 

Mar 19, 2014

 

The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council on Wednesday announced the schedule for the first phase of the seventh edition of the T20 tournament, to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from April 16-30, 2014.

 

A total of 20 matches will be played in the first phase of the IPL 7 tournament, and three stadiums have been confirmed to host the matches.

 

The  defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening match of the seventh edition of the T20 tournament on April 16.

 

The Governing Council also confirmed that around 20 matches of the IPL 2014 will be played in the United Arab Emirates. Three cities — Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai will host the matches.

 

“20 matches will be played in 3 stadiums: Sheikh Zayed Stadium- Abu Dhabi, Sharjah CA Stadium, Dubai International Cricket Stadium,” IPL’s official page announced on Twitter.

 

IPL 7 1st Phase Schedule: Match time table and ground details:

 

Date  Match No  Venue  Match  Time 
16.4.14 1 Abu Dhabi Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
17.4.14 2 Sharjah Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
18.4.14 3 Abu Dhabi Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT | 14.30 local
18.4.14 4 Abu Dhabi Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
19.4.14 5 Dubai Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT | 14.30 local
19.4.14 6 Dubai Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
20.4.14 7 Sharjah Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
21.4.14 8 Abu Dhabi Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
22.4.14 9 Sharjah Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
23.4.14 10 Dubai Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
24.4.14 11 Sharjah Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
25.4.14 12 Dubai Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT | 14.30 local
25.4.14 13 Dubai Chennai Supers Kings vs Mumbai Indians 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
26.4.14 14 Abu Dhabi Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT | 14.30 local
26.4.14 15 Abu Dhabi Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
27.4.14 16 Sharjah Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians 16.00 IST | 10.30 GMT | 14.30 local
27.4.14 17 Sharjah Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
28.4.14 18 Dubai Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
29.4.14 19 Abu Dhabi Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local
30.4.14 20 Dubai Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 20.00 IST | 2.30 GMT | 18.30 local