The final is most likely to take place on May 26 because the T20 World Cup starts a few days after the lucrative league concludes.

IPL 2024

Despite the concurrent general elections, the much awaited Indian Premier League is scheduled to start on March 22 and will take place fully within the nation, league chairman Arun Dhumal told PTI on Tuesday. The main reason the calendar for the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League has not been released yet is that the elections are anticipated to take place in April and May. Speaking to PTI, Dhumal stated that the roster for the remaining games will be selected when the general election dates are published. Initially, just the schedule for the first 15 days will be made public.

It is anticipated that the Lok Sabha election dates will be revealed early in the next month.

“We plan to begin the tournament on March 22. We will initially make public the preliminary schedule, and we are collaborating closely with the government agencies. India will host the competition for its entirety,” Dhumal declared.

The IPL was hosted entirely outside of South Africa in 2009, and because of the general elections, part of the 2014 tournament was held in the United Arab Emirates.

But in 2019, the competition took place in India in spite of the elections.

The T20 World Cup starts a few days after the lucrative league ends; therefore, May 26 is most likely the date of the final.

India’s first World Cup match will take place in New York on June 5 against Ireland, while the USA vs. Canada match will kick off the ICC extravaganza on June 1.

As usual, the IPL opener will include the winners and runners-up from the previous season—in this case, the Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans.

Australian pacer Mitchell Starc became the most expensive player in league history when he was acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 24.75 crore during the players’ auction for the 2024 season, which took place in December of last year.

In December of last year, the players’ auction for the 2024 season took place, and Australian pacer Mitchell Starc, who was acquired by the Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹24.75 crore, became the most expensive player in the league’s history.