IPL 2019 Playoffs to begin half an hour early
The final four games of the IPL 2019 will commence from 730 PM instead of the usual 8PM start. (AFP Image)

The timings for the final four games of the Indian Premier League 2019 have been rescheduled to a 730 PM start, the BCCI announced on Monday.

The first qualifier, which will be contested between the top two teams after the league stage of the IPL, will be played at the MA Chidambaram in Chennai on May 7. This will be followed by Qualifier 2 and the Eliminator in Visakhapatnam on May 8 and 10 respectively, whereas the final, scheduled for May 12, will be hosted by the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad

All the four matches have been pushed earlier by half an hour instead of the usual 8PM start. Even last year, the Playoff games were held an hour early, i.e. – 7:00 PM IST.

Date Match Venue Start Time
7th May Qualifier 1

Team 1 vs Team 2

M A Chidambaram Stadium,

Chennai

19:30
8th May Eliminator

Team 3 vs Team 4

DR.Y.S.R Reddy ACA VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam 19:30
10th May Qualifier 2

Winner of Eliminator vs Loser of Qualifier 1

DR.Y.S.R Reddy ACA VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam 19:30
12th May Final

Winner of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Qualifier 2

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 19:30

The BCCI also announced the dates for the Women’s T20 Challenge to be held at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur to be held between May 6 and May 11. Three of the four games, including the final, is also scheduled for a 730 PM start while the second game between Trailblazers and Velocity is slated to begin at 330 in the afternoon.

Date Match Venue Start Time
6th May Supernovas vs Trailblazers Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 19:30
8th May Trailblazers vs Velocity Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 15:30
9th May Supernovas vs Velocity Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 19:30
11th May Final – 1st placed vs 2nd placed Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 19:30