The dates of all the matches in the 12th edition of the IPL can be announced today. In the wake of the Lok Sabha elections this year, the IPL is being held prematurely. IPL 2019 Official Schedule/Fixtures Calendar is Out

The dates for all the matches in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) can be announced today. Prior to this, the schedule for the 17 matches of the two-week program of IPL 2019 was released. In the wake of the Lok Sabha elections this year, the IPL is being held prematurely.

The first match of the season will be played from March 23 this year. The first match will be played between IPL’s reigning champions Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challenger Bangalore in Chennai.

Before this, a BCCI official had told that the date of all matches to be held in the 12th edition of the IPL can be announced after Monday’s COA meeting. The official said that the IPL COO and his team are doing a lot of hard work and this is the result of their own efforts that this year the BCCI is successful in organizing the whole season of the tournament in India. Last time, during the 2014 elections, the IPL was held in UAE.

BCCI had earlier said that after talks with the central and state agencies, we have decided that the 12th season of IPL will be played entirely in India. Keeping the elections in mind, the entire schedule will be announced and the entire IPL season will be played in India this time. Earlier, there were speculations that the IPL could be organized in Dubai, South Africa or England this time. Even before the general elections, the IPL has been organized in South Africa and Abu Dhabi.