How many teams will participate in IPL cricket 2021?

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Posted On: January 18 2021

Right after the conclusion of Indian Premier League 2020, several speculations on IPL season 14 have surfaced online. One of the famous subjects is the number of teams that will participate in this year’s league. As the officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), haven’t finalized yet some details in the upcoming IPL cricket tournament this year, different rumors and cricket betting odds are spreading online.

One of these famous rumors is the two additional teams in this year’s league. Fans and bettors have been speculating that 10 teams will plain in IPL 2021 tournament.

However, after the 89th Annual General Meeting in Ahmedabad officials from BCCI have confirmed that IPL 2021 will continue to an eight-team affair.

An anonymous high ranking official said that: There are a lot of modalities that need to be discussed and most of the stakeholders feel that with IPL being held in April, there is very little time for a mega auction and to have a uniform retention policy, agreeable to all the existing franchises.

The official also quoted in one news website that the new teams will have not enough time to prepare in the tournament.

“You have to invite tenders and have a bidding process ready. In case you have two teams winning bids in late January or early February, they need to be given time for auction which can then be held only in March. That leaves a new team with very little time to plan,” BCCI official quoted.

BCCI ready to approve 2 new teams but for IPL 2022

Adding more teams to season 14 of IPL isn’t practical as the team will only have little time to prepare and set up their squad. Adding more teams in the tournament also means more games to prepare which may not be easy the current situation.

Furthermore, IPL 2020 cannot be delayed further as the country will also host another huge cricket tournament this year, the ICC Cricket T20 World Cup 2021.

If there’s any possibility of the addition of the team to the league, it should only happen for IPL2022. According to BCCI, they are ready to approve two new Teams for IPL 2022. These two new teams will not be part of the mini-auction that will be done for IPL 2020.

 IPL 2021 schedule and participants

This year’s IPL cricket tournament is scheduled tentatively between 11 April 2021 and 6 June 2021. There will be 60 matches that will be played this season.

The teams that participated in the 2019 IPL will be the same team that will play in the 2021 IPL cricket tournament. These teams will include: Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings Xi Punjab, and Rajasthan Royals

The opening match will likely be played by Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capital at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Timetable and participants (tentative)

Below is the tentative time table for IPL 2021. Changes in the schedule may happen in the following weeks.

Match

Date

Stadium

City

Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 11-Apr-21 Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 12-Apr-21 Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 13-Apr-21 R.G.I. Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 14-Apr-21 Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 15-Apr-21 Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 16-Apr-21 PCA Stadium Mohali
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 17-Apr-21 M.A.Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium Chennai
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 18-Apr-21 Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 18-Apr-21 Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 19-Apr-21 M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 20-Apr-21 Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 21-Apr-21 Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 22-Apr-21 PCA Stadium Mohali
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 23-Apr-21 M.A.Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium Chennai
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 24-Apr-21 M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 25-Apr-21 Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 25-Apr-21 Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 26-Apr-21 PCA Stadium Mohali
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 27-Apr-21 M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 28-Apr-21 Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 29-Apr-21 Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata
Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 30-Apr-21 R.G.I. Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 01-May-21 Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 02-May-21 PCA Stadium Mohali
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 02-May-21 M.A.Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium Chennai
Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 03-May-21 R.G.I. Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 04-May-21 Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 05-May-21 M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 06-May-21 R.G.I. Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 07-May-21 Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 08-May-21 M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 09-May-21 Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 09-May-21 Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 10-May-21 Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 11-May-21 R.G.I. Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 12-May-21 Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 13-May-21 M.A.Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium Chennai
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 14-May-21 PCA Stadium Mohali
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 15-May-21 Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 16-May-21 Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 16-May-21 M.A.Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium Chennai
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 17-May-21 Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 18-May-21 PCA Stadium Mohali
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 19-May-21 M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 20-May-21 Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 21-May-21 Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata
Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 22-May-21 R.G.I. Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 23-May-21 Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 23-May-21 M.A.Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium Chennai
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 24-May-21 PCA Stadium Mohali
Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 25-May-21 Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 26-May-21 M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 27-May-21 M.A.Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium Chennai
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 28-May-21 Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata
Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 29-May-21 Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Delhi
Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 30-May-21 R.G.I. Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
Qualifier-1 TBD Eden Gardens Kolkata
Eliminator TBD M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
Qualifier-2 TBD M.A.Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium Chennai
FINAL TBD Wankhede Stadium Mumbai