Dubai will host the IPL 2021 Final on 15th October.
The BCCI announced the schedule for the remainder of the IPL which will be held in UAE. Out of the total 60 matches, 29 games have already been played in India. The tournament was earlier postponed in May due to rising COVID cases among the players and support staff of the teams. IPL 2021 will resume on 19th September with the mouth-watering contest between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians to be played in Dubai.
This will be the third time IPL will be held in UAE. Earlier IPL 2014 was partially held in the Gulf country while IPL 2020 was completely organised there. Among the remaining 31 games of the league, 13 matches will be held in Dubai, 10 in Sharjah, and 8 in Abu Dhabi. There will be 7 double-headers in the remainder of the IPL with the first match starting at 3:30 PM IST. All evening matches will start at 7:30 PM IST. The same timings were followed in the earlier games which were held in India.
The last match of the league stage will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals on 8th October in Dubai. The playoffs of IPL 2021 will commence with the first qualifier to be played in Dubai on 10th October. The eliminator and the second qualifier will be played in Sharjah on 11th & 13th October respectively. Dubai will host the Final of IPL 2021 on 15th October this year.
In the matches held so far, Delhi Capitals are at the top of the points table with 12 points winnings 6 out of 8 matches. They are followed by Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore who have 10 points each with the help of 5 wins from 7 games.