The schedule for the first two weeks (17 matches) of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 12 has been announced.
The first match will be between played between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers on 23rd March at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
However, the schedule for the matches after the first 17 fixtures is going to be revealed after Lok Sabha 2019 election dates are announced.
The BCCI has said that that they will address all the issues for the first two weeks while preparing a schedule for the remainder of the season after the polling dates are announced.
Hence, the schedule for matches taking place from 23rd March 2019 to 05th April 2019 has been revealed by the BCCI.
17 matches will be played in the IPL during the 2-week period and all the games will be played in India.
All the 8 franchises will play their matches in their home stadiums.
All the teams will play four matches during that period with Delhi Capitals (DC) and RCB playing five.
While the other teams will play 2 home and 2 away matches, DC will be playing 3 home matches and RCB will play 3 away matches.
It was heavily rumoured that the IPL could take place outside India due the Lok Sabha Elections.
There were places like South Africa and UAE being considered to host this season of the IPL. However, the first 17 matches are to take place in India as announced by the BCCI.
If the election dates clash with the IPL then it is extremely likely that the second part of the tournament could take place outside of India.
In 2009, the whole season of the IPL was hosted in South Africa while in 2014 a part of the tournament took place in UAE.