IPL 2021: The final two matches of the league phase will be played concurrently at 7.30PM IST, the Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed on Tuesday.
The SRH vs MI Match 55 is to be played in Abu Dhabi but it will now start at 6PM local time instead of 2PM (Courtesy of BCCI)
- Match 55 between SRH and MI will be played at 7.30PM IST on October 8
- The final league match between RCB and DC will also start at 7.30 PM IST on the same date
- The BCCI will also announce names of the 2 new IPL franchises on October 25
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has revised the timing of the penultimate league match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and confirmed that the last two games before the playoffs will be played concurrently at 7.30 PM IST in the United Arab Emirates.
The final day of the league phase this season will be a double-header with Sunrisers Hyderabad facing Mumbai Indians in the first match before the Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Delhi Capitals in Dubai on October 8.
The SRH vs MI Match 55 is to be played in Abu Dhabi but it will now start at 6PM local time instead of 2PM.
“In a first for the IPL, the last two league matches before the VIVO IPL 2021 Playoffs will be played concurrently. On the last day of the league stage (08.10.2021) of the ongoing season, instead of having one afternoon match and one evening match, two matches (SRH v MI and RCB v DC) will be played simultaneously at 7.30 PM IST (6.00 PM GST),” the Indian cricket board confirmed in a press release.
The BCCI also announced that the tender of IPL media rights for the 2023-2027 cycle will be released after naming the two new teams on October 25.
“The IPL Media Rights tender for the cycle 2023-2027 will be released immediately after the appointment of two new IPL teams which is scheduled to be announced on 25th October 2021,” the release stated.
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