IPL 2021 : All you want to know about IPL 2021 Full schedule, New players rules and franchise will follow this Indian Premier League – The new season of Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to get underway on April 9 and the arrivals of players at the respective host cities has already begun. The last IPL was the first one held under the shadow of the raging COVID-19 pandemic and saw some very unusual rules and regulations.
From the artificial crowd noise to strict protocols bio-bubble protocols, IPL 2020 was very different from the previous editions. However, the 2021 edition is also going to be unique as the league returns to India where the impact of the pandemic is still strong.
The new seasons will see more strict protocols being introduced as well as a few tweaks in the existing rules to make the tournament more conducive to present times. Here is a list of 10 new rules that IPL 2021 would be played under.
IPL 2021- 10 new rules that teams and players have to follow this season:
1 Family and Owners to be Kept in Bubble
Just like the players, their family members, as well as owners of the teams can leave the bubble only if it is highly necessary. On top of that, they will have to get a formal permission from the BCCI’s Chief Medical Officer to exit the bubble.
2 Team Areas in Hotel to be Sealed Off
To ensure greater safety of the teams, BCCI has stipulated that teams should try and book entire hotels for their squads. If that is not possible, an entire wing of the hotel would be reserved for the team and would be sealed off for those not part of the group. This would prevent any chance of contact with people from outside.
3 Bubble Integrity Managers
To make sure that the teams are not violating the sanctity of the bio-bubbles, a four-member team of ‘Bubble Integrity Managers’ will be created for each side. They will ensure that players and the support staff adhere to the stringent rules. It will also be the responsibility of this group to inform the authorities about any breach of the protocols.
4 Bearing Their Own Expenses
The IPL authorities have also decided that those players who would be arriving from certain foreign locations, namely – UK, Europe, South Africa, Brazil, and Middle East would have to undergo a 7-day quarantine for which they will have to bear the costs themselves.
5 Immediate Replacement of Balls
While research has indicated that cricket balls are not likely to be dangerous carriers of the dreaded Coronavirus, still, to eliminate the risk fully, it has been decided that if a ball goes into the stands or outside the ground, it would be immediately replaced. The replaced ball won’t be discarded but sanitized and returned to the collection for further use.
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To reduce the quarantine load on the players, BCCI has allowed players who are part of the India vs England limited-overs series to move from their existing bubble into the IPL bubble without any intervening period of isolation.
7 Special Requirements for Being in Chennai
Players arriving in Chennai will need to provide a special e-pass that is being issued by the state government of Tamil Nadu. This is in keeping with the special rules enacted in that province.
8 Three RT-PCR Tests Needed for Entering Bubble
Before entering the bubble, all those who are not coming from another bubble will have to go through three RT-PCR tests over a period of seven days. Only when they test negative in all of them would they be allowed to join the bubble.
9 Separate Check-in Counters
To further keep the players away from harm, they would have separate check-in counters at the hotels. This would ensure that they remain separated from outside elements throughout their transit from rooms to field.
10 No Contact Between BCCI Officials and Players
Members of BCCI’s top brass will not be entering any bubble, hence they would not be allowed to meet any of those who are in the bubble, be it players or officials.
IPL 2021 Schedule: CSK, RCB, SRH, MI, RR, KKR, DC & Punjab Kings Full fixtures list, dates, timings, venues
- Mumbai Indians (MI), IPL 2021 schedule: Full fixtures table, timings, venues, live streaming, Squads
- Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), IPL 2021 schedule: Full fixtures table, timings, venues, live streaming, Squads
- Chennai Super Kings, (CSK) IPL 2021 schedule: Full fixtures table, timings, venues, live streaming, Squads
- Delhi Capitals (DC), IPL 2021 schedule: Full fixtures table, timings, venues, live streaming, Squads
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), IPL 2021 schedule: Full fixtures table, timings, venues, live streaming, Squads
- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 2021 schedule: Full fixtures table, timings, venues, live streaming, Squads
- Rajasthan Royals (RR), IPL 2021 fixtures: Full schedule, dates, timings, venues, live streaming, Squads
- Punjab Kings (PBKS), IPL 2021 schedule: Full fixtures table, timings, venues, live streaming, Squads
Below is the full schedule of IPL 2021:
|DATE & DAY||MATCH||TIME (ACTUAL)||VENUE|
|April 9, Friday||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 10, Saturday||Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 11, Sunday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 12, Monday||Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 13, Tuesday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 14, Wednesday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 15, Thursday||Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 16, Friday||Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 17, Saturday||Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 18, Sunday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders||3:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 18, Sunday||Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 19, Monday||Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 20, Tuesday||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 21, Wednesday||Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||3:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 21, Wednesday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 22, Thursday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 23, Friday||Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 24, Saturday||Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 25, Sunday||Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||3:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 25, Sunday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 26, Monday||Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|April 27, Tuesday||Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|April 28, Wednesday||Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Delhi|
|April 29, Thursday||Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals||3:30 PM||Delhi|
|April 29, Thursday||Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|April 30, Friday||Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 1, Saturday||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Delhi|
|May 2, Sunday||Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||3:30 PM||Delhi|
|May 2, Sunday||Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 3, Monday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 4, Tuesday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Delhi|
|May 5, Wednesday||Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Delhi|
|May 6, Thursday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 7, Friday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Delhi|
|May 8, Saturday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals||3.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 8, Saturday||Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Delhi|
|May 9, Sunday||Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings||3.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 9, Sunday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 10, Monday||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 11, Tuesday||Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 12, Wednesday||Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 13, Thursday||Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings||3.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 13, Thursday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 14, Friday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 15, Saturday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 16, Sunday||Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||3.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 16, Sunday||Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 17, Monday||Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 18, Tuesday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals||3.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 19, Wednesday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings||3.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 20, Thursday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 21, Friday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||3.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 21, Friday||Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 22, Saturday||Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 23, Sunday||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||3.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 23, Sunday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 25, Tuesday||QUALIFIER 1||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 26, Wednesday||ELIMINATOR||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 28, Friday||QUALIFIER 2||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 30, Sunday||FINAL||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|