Our report becomes verified today when IPL announced schedule for 2016 edition and Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants will take on each other in the opening match of tournament on 9th April. We reported earlier that IPL 2016’s first match will be played between Pune and Mumbai, and it becomes true. We also mentioned that schedule would announce on Wednesday but it didn’t happen yesterday as officials were busy to solve indo-pak wt20 match venue issue.

Mumbai to play Pune in IPL 2016 Opener, Schedule declared.
Mumbai to play Pune in IPL 2016 Opener, Schedule declared.

We also reported that first qualifier of the tournament will be played on 24 whereas eliminator to be held on 27. We said,¬†“Two qualifiers, 1 eliminator and final match are to play during 6-day time period. The first qualifier match will be played on 24 May between the top two teams of the group stage and winner of this match will proceed to final. Loser of this game will have one more chance to play second qualifier on 27 May which will be against the winner of Eliminator which will be played on 25 May, 2016.”

10 venues Mumbai, Kolkata, Mohali, Bengaluru, Rajkot, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Nagpur and Raipur will host 58 matches of Indian Premier League ninth edition. Two Gujarat Lions matches venue are yet to be confirmed. Match 51 and 54 venues are not declared.

IPL Chairman Mr. Rajiv Shukla said, “All the top players from around the world will be seen in action this year. This season the IPL will be played at 10 venues – Mohali, Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Rajkot and Raipur. I am excited to join the fans to see a lot of exciting cricket over the next three months.”

Mumbai Indians are the title defending champions in the competition.

IPL 2016 Schedule

Date Match Fixture Venue
9 April 2016 Match 1 Mumbai vs Pune Mumbai
10 April 2016 Match 2 Kolkata vs Delhi Kolkata
11 April 2016 Match 3 Punjab vs Gujarat Mohali
12 April 2016 Match 4 Bangalore vs Hyderabad Bengaluru
13 April 2016 Match 5 Kolkata vs Mumbai Kolkata
14 April 2016 Match 6 Gujarat vs Pune Rajkot
15 April 2016 Match 7 Delhi vs Punjab Delhi
16 April 2016 Match 8 Hyderabad vs Kolkata Hyderabad
Match 9 Mumbai vs Gujarat Mumbai
17 April 2016 Match 10 Punjab vs Pune Mohali
Match 11 Bangalore vs Delhi Bengaluru
18 April 2016 Match 12 Hyderabad vs Mumbai Hyderabad
19 April 2016 Match 13 Punjab vs Kolkata Mohali
20 April 2016 Match 14 Mumbai vs Bangalore Mumbai
21 April 2016 Match 15 Gujarat vs Hyderabad Rajkot
22 April 2016 Match 16 Pune vs Bangalore Pune
23 April 2016 Match 17 Delhi vs Mumbai Delhi
Match 18 Hyderabad vs Punjab Hyderabad
24 April 2016 Match 19 Gujarat vs Bangalore Rajkot
Match 20 Pune vs Kolkata Pune
25 April 2016 Match 21 Punjab vs Mumbai Mohali
26 April 2016 Match 22 Hyderabad vs Pune Hyderabad
27 April 2016 Match 23 Delhi vs Gujarat Delhi
28 April 2016 Match 24 Mumbai vs Kolkata Mumbai
29 April 2016 Match 25 Pune vs Gujarat Pune
30 April 2016 Match 26 Delhi vs Kolkata Delhi
Match 27 Hyderabad vs Bangalore Hyderabad
1 May 2016 Match 28 Gujarat vs Punjab Rajkot
Match 29 Pune vs Mumbai Pune
2 May 2016 Match 30 Bangalore vs Kolkata Bengaluru
3 May 2016 Match 31 Gujarat vs Delhi Rajkot
4 May 2016 Match 32 Kolkata vs Punjab Kolkata
5 May 2016 Match 33 Delhi vs Pune Delhi
6 May 2016 Match 34 Hyderabad vs Gujarat Hyderabad
7 May 2016 Match 35 Bangalore vs Pune Bengaluru
Match 36 Punjab vs Delhi Nagpur
8 May 2016 Match 37 Mumbai vs Hyderabad Mumbai
Match 38 Kolkata vs Gujarat Kolkata
9 May 2016 Match 39 Punjab vs Bangalore Nagpur
10 May 2016 Match 40 Pune vs Hyderabad Pune
11 May 2016 Match 41 Bangalore vs Mumbai Bengaluru
12 May 2016 Match 42 Hyderabad vs Delhi Hyderabad
13 May 2016 Match 43 Mumbai vs Punjab Mumbai
14 May 2016 Match 44 Bangalore vs Gujarat Bengaluru
Match 45 Kolkata vs Pune Kolkata
15 May 2016 Match 46 Mumbai vs Delhi Mumbai
Match 47 Punjab vs Hyderabad Nagpur
16 May 2016 Match 48 Kolkata vs Bangalore Kolkata
17 May 2016 Match 49 Pune vs Delhi Pune
18 May 2016 Match 50 Bangalore vs Punjab Bengaluru
19 May 2016 Match 51 Gujarat vs Kolkata TBC
20 May 2016 Match 52 Delhi vs Hyderabad Raipur
21 May 2016 Match 53 Pune vs Punjab Pune
Match 54 Gujarat vs Mumbai TBC
22 May 2016 Match 55 Kolkata vs Hyderabad Kolkata
Match 56 Delhi vs Bangalore Raipur
24 May 2016 Match 57 Qualifier 1 Bengaluru
25 May 2016 Match 58 Eliminator Pune
27 May 2016 Match 59 Qualifier 2 Pune
29 May 2016 Match 60 Final Mumbai

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