Ecombd

Friday, March 23, 2012

IPL 2012: Schedule and Opening Ceremony Information

Schedule of the fifth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) has been announced. This nearly two months long cricket league is scheduled to start from April 4, 2012 and it will continue to May 27, 2012. IPL 2012 will see 72 matches being played in 54 days. Matches will be taking place in 12 venues. This time, nine franchises will be seen facing each other in the round robin league. Kochi Tuskers Kerala has been terminated by the BCCI for breaching its terms of agreement.

Date

Teams

Time

Venue

4th April 2012 (Wednesday)

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians- 1st match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

5th April 2012 (Thursday)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils- 2nd match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

6th April 2012 (Friday)

Mumbai Indians vs Pune Warriors- 3rd match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

6th April 2012 (Friday)

Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab- 4th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

7th April 2012 (Saturday)

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi- 5th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

7th April 2012 (Saturday)

Deccan Chargers vs Chennai Super Kings- 6th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam

8th April 2012 (Sunday)

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders- 7th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

8th April 2012 (Sunday)

Pune Warriors vs Kings XI Punjab- 8th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune

9th April 2012 (Monday)

Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians- 9th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam

10th April 2012 (Tuesday)

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata- 10th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

10th April 2012 (Tuesday)

Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings- 11th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

11th April 2012 (Wednesday)

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals- 12th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

12th April 2012 (Thursday)

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- 13th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

12th April 2012 (Thursday)

Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors- 14th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

13th April 2012 (Friday)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals- 15th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

14th April 2012 (Saturday)

Pune Warriors vs Chennai Super Kings- 16th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune

15th April 2012 (Sunday)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab- 17th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

15th April 2012 (Sunday)

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals- 18th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

16th April 2012 (Monday)

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils- 19th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

17th April 2012 (Tuesday)

Rajasthan Royals vs Deccan Chargers- 20th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

17th April 2012 (Tuesday)

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors- 21st match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

18th April 2012 (Wednesday)

Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders- 22nd match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

19th April 2012 (Thursday)

Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers- 23rd April

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

19th April 2012 (Thursday)

Chennai Super Kings vs Pune Warriors- 24th April

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

20th April 2012 (Friday)

Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- 25th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

21st April 2012 (Saturday)

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals- 26th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

21st April 2012 (Saturday)

Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors- 27th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

22nd April 2012 (Sunday)

Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab- 28th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

22nd April 2012 (Sunday)

Deccan Chargers vs Kolkata Knight Riders- 29th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

23rd April 2012 (Monday)

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- 30th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

24th April 2012 (Tuesday)

Pune Warriors vs Delhi Daredevils- 31st match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune

24th April 2012 (Tuesday)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers- 32nd match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

25th April 2012 (Wednesday)

Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians- 33rd match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

25th April 2012 (Wednesday)

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings-34th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

26th April 2012 (Thursday)

Pune Warriors vs Deccan Chargers- 35th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune

27th April 2012 (Friday)

Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians- 36th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

28th April 2012 (Saturday)

Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab- 37th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

28th April 2012 (Saturday)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- 38th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

29th April 2012 (Sunday)

Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals- 39th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

29th April 2012 (Sunday)

Mumbai Indians vs Deccan Chargers- 40th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

30th April 2012 (Monday)

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders- 41st match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

1st May 2012 (Tuesday)

Deccan Chargers vs Pune Warriors- 42nd match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

1st May 2012 (Tuesday)

Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils- 43rd match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

2nd May 2012 (Wednesday)

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab- 44th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

3rd May 2012 (Thursday)

Pune Warriors vs Mumbai Indians- 45th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune

4th May 2012 (Friday)

Chennai Super Kings vs Deccan Chargers- 46th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

5th May 2012 (Saturday)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Pune Warriors- 47th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

5th May 2012 (Saturday)

Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals- 48th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

6th May 2012 (Sunday)

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings- 49th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

6th May 2012 (Sunday)

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Deccan Chargers- 50th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

7th May 2012 (Monday)

Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders- 51st match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

8th May 2012 (Tuesday)

Pune Warriors vs Rajasthan Royals- 52nd match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune

8th May 2012 (Tuesday)

Deccan Chargers vs Kings XI Punjab- 53rd match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad

9th May 2012 (Wednesday)

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- 54th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

10th May 2012 (Thursday)

Deccan Chargers vs Delhi Daredevils- 55th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad

10th May 2012 (Thursday)

Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings- 56th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

11th May 2012 (Friday)

Pune Warriors vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- 57th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune

12th May 2012 (Saturday)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians- 58th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

12th May 2012 (Saturday)

Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils- 59th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

13th May 2012 (Sunday)

Rajasthan Royals vs Pune Warriors- 60th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

13th May 2012 (Sunday)

Kings XI Punjab vs Deccan Chargers- 61 match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

14th May 2012 (Monday)

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians- 62nd match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

14th May 2012 (Monday)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings- 63rd match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

15th May 2012 (Tuesday)

Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab- 64th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

16th May 2012 (Wednesday)

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders- 65th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

17th May 2012 (Thursday)

Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings- 66th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

17th May 2012 (Thursday)

Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers- 67th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

18th May 2012 (Friday)

Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals- 68th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad

19th May 2012 (Saturday)

Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils- 69th match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

19th May 2012 (Saturday)

Pune Warriors vs Kolkata Knight Riders- 70th match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune

20th May 2012 (Sunday)

Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- 71st match

GMT 10:30 local 16:00

IST 16:00

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad

20th May 2012 (Sunday)

Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians- 72nd match

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

22nd May 2012 (Tuesday)

Qualifier 1 - TBC vs TBC (1st v 2nd)

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune

23rd May 2012 (Wednesday)

Eliminator - TBC v TBC (3rd v 4th)

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

25th May 2012 (Friday)

Qualifier 2 - TBC v TBC (Winner Eliminator v Loser Qualifier 1)

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

27th May 2012 (Sunday)

Final - TBC v TBC

GMT 14:30

local 20:00

IST 20:00

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

The schedule of the fifth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) has been revised by the organizers keeping in view the upcoming Municipal Elections in the Capital in mid-April. According to revised schedule, Delhi Daredevils will take on Deccan Chargers on April 19 instead of April 14 at the Ferozh Shah Kotla stadium.

Top two teams of the round robin league will face each other in the Qualifier 1 play-off match while third and fourth ranked team will play against each other in the Eliminator play-off match. However, the Qualifier 2 play-off will be played between the winner of the Eliminator and loser of the Qualifier 1.

Both Qualifier 2 play-off and final match will be played at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

IPL 5 will start with the match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians on April 4, 2012 at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Chennai Super Kings is the defending champion. They won the title two times and now they are aiming to win the title for the third time. They look confident. Skipper, MS Dhoni, will encourage his team members to perform well and snatch the title third time.

Opening Ceremony:

Opening ceremony of Indian Premier League will kick off on April 3, one day before the IPL 2012. It will take place at YMCA College of Physical Education, Chennai. The opening ceremony program will start from 7:30 pm but the gates will remain open from 5:00 pm for entry. It is thought that fans can see an astounding event this year.

Like all previous seasons, cricket fans all around the world will see the inclusion of Bollywood and Hollywood in the opening ceremony of IPL 2012. It is heard that a number of popular celebrities from India and abroad will perform on the stage. Legend Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan, will host the program.

According to the reports, this ceremony will be graced with the performance of Hollywood singer and actress Katy Perry. No doubt stars from Bollywood- Kareena kapoor, Salman Khan, Prabhudeva and Priyanka Chopra will dazzle the audience with their performances on stage.

Captains of the nine franchises will take the MCC Spirit of Cricket pledge in the opening ceremony. It has been on display since the inaugural season of IPL in 2008.

No doubt, IPL 2012 is going to create huge excitement among the cricket crazy fans. Fans once again will see the combination of local players along with foreign players.

0 comments: