New Delhi: The 2018 edition of the much awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) will be kick-started on April 7 with an opening encounter between defending champions Mumbai Indians and the returning Chennai Super Kings.
The game will be played at the home ground of MI, Wankhede stadium, announced on Wednesday. The final game of the cash rich league will also be played at the same venue.
“Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on two-time winners Chennai Super Kings in what promises to be a marquee opening game of Indian Premier League 2018, to be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday, April 7, 2018,” the The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement read.
It is worth mentioning here the upcoming season will have no change in time and all the games will be played on usual timings as before.Twelve matches of IPL 11 will be played at 4:00 pm while other 48 games will start at 8:00 pm.
Fans in Chennai and Jaipur will get their share of the IPL frenzy as M. A. Chidambaram Stadium and the Sawai Mansingh Stadium will host home matches of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals respectively.
Kings XI Punjab will play their three home matches in Indore and four matches at home in Mohali.