IPL 2019 to begin on 23 March, tournament to be held in India, informs Committee of Administrators

There were speculations that the IPL 2019 might be shifted out of India as it may clash with General Elections but all those talks have been put to rest now.

FirstCricket Staff, Jan 08, 2019 16:32:22 IST

The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will commence on 23 March this year and will be held in India. There were speculations that the 2019 IPL might be shifted out of the country as it may clash with General Elections 2019, but all those talks have been put to rest now.

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) officials met in Delhi to discuss the dates and venues on 8 January and came out with a conclusion that the tournament will stay in India. However, the cash-rich league will begin almost two weeks before the usual date. IPL generally begins in early April and continues till the end of May.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The statement released by BCCI read, "Based on the preliminary discussions with the appropriate central and state agencies/authorities, it was decided that the 12th edition of the world's most popular and competitive T20 tournament will be scheduled to be played in India.

"It is proposed that the VIVO IPL 2019 will commence on March 23, 2019. The detailed schedule will be finalised in consultation with the appropriate authorities," it added.

The IPL had moved out of the country on two occasions in the past due to parliamentary elections, in 2009 to South Africa and then partly in 2014 to UAE.

The complete schedule will be released later after consultation with the concerned stakeholders, the board said.

"The detailed schedule will be finalised in consultation with the appropriate authorities. The COA will then have detailed discussion with all the Stakeholders before releasing the VIVO IPL 2019 Schedule," the BCCI release said.

Updated Date: Jan 08, 2019 16:32:22 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
See Full Table





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254