The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finally come out with the itinerary of the group stages for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). Meanwhile, IPL 2019 will commence from March 23 and is likely to run until May 12. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play the season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Chepauk. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians will play the last game of the group stage on May 5.

Previously, BCCI had released the schedule for only the first 17 games till April 5. They had to wait for the announcement of the general election dates before revealing the entire itinerary. All teams were playing a minimum of four matches with the revamped Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) playing five games in that phase. Besides, every franchise was playing a minimum of two home and away games each, but Delhi were playing three home games.

IPL 2019 Trophy. (Photo: IANS)
IANS

The upcoming election is one of the most stretched in Indian history. As a result, BCCI had to look for all possibilities and clearance from the concerned authorities before announcing the dates.

The top two teams at the end of the group stages will play the Qualifies. The winner of that game will directly qualify for the final while the losing side will play the winner from the third and fourth-ranked sides.

Here is the full schedule of the IPL 2019 group stages:

March 23 Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

March 24

4 p.m. – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

8 p.m. – Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals

March 25 Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab

March 26 Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings

March 27 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

March 28 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

March 29 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals

March 30

4 p.m. – Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians

8 p.m. – Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

March 31

4 p.m. – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

8 p.m. – Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

April 1 Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals

April 2 Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

April 3 Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

April 4 Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

April 5 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

April 6

4 p.m. Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab

8 p.m. Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians

April 7

4 p.m. – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals

8 p.m. – Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

April 8 Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

April 9 Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

April 10 Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab

April 11 Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings

April 12 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals

April 13

4 p.m. Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals

8 p.m. Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

April 14

4 p.m. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings

8 p.m. Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals

April 15 Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

April 16 Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals

April 17 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings

April 18 Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians

April 19 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

April 20

4 p.m. Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians

8 p.m. Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab

April 21

4 p.m. Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders

8 p.m. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings

April 22 Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals

April 23 Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

April 24 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab

April 25 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals

April 26 Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians

April 27 Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

April 28

4 p.m. Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

8 p.m. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

April 29 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab

April 30 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals

May 1 Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals

May 2 Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

May 3 Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders

May 4

4 p.m. Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals

8 p.m. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

May 5

4 p.m. Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings

8 p.m. Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders