IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings in opener; no change in TV timings

Feb 15, 2018, 16:24 IST | PTI

Comeback giants Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on holders Mumbai Indians (MI) to kick start the Indian Premier League (IPL), which has retained its earlier match timings, weeks after considering broadcaster’s request for a change in schedule

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Comeback giants Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on holders Mumbai Indians (MI) to kick start the Indian Premier League (IPL), which has retained its earlier match timings, weeks after considering broadcaster’s request for a change in schedule. The first match on April 7 will be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which will also see the return of two-time winners CSK from a two-year ban.

The venues for Eliminator and Qualifier 2 have not been confirmed yet while the Qualifier 1 and the final will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 22 and 27 respectively. As per the fixtures posted on the IPL website yesterday, there will be 48 evening matches and 12 afternoon starts. The IPL did not tinker with the 4pm and 8pm timings. The IPL Governing Council had last month accepted the broadcaster Star Sports’ request to shift the timings of the matches. However, many franchises, including Mumbai Indians, opposed the move.

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