The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released the schedule for the remaining matches of Indian T20 League 2021, which will resume from September 19.
The cash-rich tournament will now be played in UAE after being suspended midseason in early May due to rising COVID-19 cases in India at the time.
Defending champions Mumbai will play Chennai in the opening fixture of the rescheduled Indian T20 League in Dubai on September 19.
The remaining 31 matches, which will take place over a span of 27 days, will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. While Dubai will host 13 games, 10 matches will be played in Sharjah and eight in Abu Dhabi.
Indian T20 League 2021 schedule, fixtures, dates and India match times
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
|Day and Date||Match||Time||Venue|
|Sunday, September 19||Chennai vs Mumbai||07:30 PM||Dubai|
|Monday, September 20||Kolkata vs Bangalore||07:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Tuesday, September 21||Punjab vs Rajasthan||07:30 PM||Dubai|
|Wednesday, September 22||Delhi vs Hyderabad||07:30 PM||Dubai|
|Thursday, September 23||Mumbai vs Kolkata||07:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Friday, September 24||Bangalore vs Chennai||07:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Saturday, September 25||Delhi vs Rajasthan||03:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Saturday, September 25||Hyderabad vs Punjab||07:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Sunday, September 26||Chennai vs Kolkata||03:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Sunday, September 26||Bangalore vs Mumbai||07:30 PM||Dubai|
|Monday, September 27||Hyderabad vs Rajasthan||07:30 PM||Dubai|
|Tuesday, September 28||Kolkata vs Delhi||03:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Tuesday, September 28||Mumbai vs Punjab||07:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Wednesday, September 29||Rajasthan vs Bangalore||07:30 PM||Dubai|
|Thursday, September 30||Hyderabad vs Chennai||07:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Friday, October 1||Kolkata vs Punjab||07:30 PM||Dubai|
|Saturday, October 2||Mumbai vs Delhi||03:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Saturday, October 2||Rajasthan vs Chennai||07:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Sunday, October 3||Bangalore vs Punjab||03:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Sunday, October 3||Kolkata vs Hyderabad||07:30 PM||Dubai|
|Monday, October 4||Delhi vs Chennai||07:30 PM||Dubai|
|Tuesday, October 5||Rajasthan vs Mumbai||07:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Wednesday, October 6||Bangalore vs Hyderabad||07:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Thursday, October 7||Chennai vs Punjab||03:30 PM||Dubai|
|Thursday, October 7||Kolkata vs Rajasthan||07:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Friday, October 8||Hyderabad vs Mumbai||03:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Friday, October 8||Bangalore vs Delhi||07:30 PM||Dubai|
|Sunday, October 10||Qualifier 1||07:30 PM||Dubai|
|Monday, October 11||Eliminator||07:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Wednesday, October 13||Qualifier 2||07:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Friday, October 15||Final||07:30 PM||Dubai|
The eight teams competing in the Indian T20 League 2021 are Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Punjab, Chennai, Hyderabad and Rajasthan. Delhi were on top of the standings at the time of the league’s suspension, while Hyderabad were at the bottom.
There will be seven double-header fixtures in the second half of the rescheduled Indian T20 League 2021, with Delhi playing three afternoon matches and four teams playing two afternoon games. The afternoon games will begin at 3:30 PM IST, whereas the evening matches will start at 7:30 PM IST.
The final group stage fixture between Bangalore and Delhi will be played on October 8 before the playoffs are held from October 10 to October 15, 2021.
Qualifier 1 will be held in Dubai on October 10, while the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 will take place in Sharjah on October 11 and 13 respectively. Dubai will host the final on October 15.
Feature photo: AFP / Noah Saleem