IPL 2024 Schedule Announcement: CSK vs RCB on March 22 in Chennai

The IPL 2024 schedule has been announced with the match between CSK and RCB scheduled for March 22 in Chennai. Stay updated on the latest fixtures and highlights of the upcoming IPL season.

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IPL 2024 Schedule Announcement

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The much-awaited IPL 2024 schedule has finally been announced, and cricket enthusiasts around the world are eagerly anticipating the start of this thrilling tournament. The opening match of IPL 2024 will take place on March 22, with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.


A Glimpse of the First 21 Matches

The schedule for the first 21 matches of IPL 2024 was unveiled on February 22, providing fans with a sneak peek into the action-packed opening phase of the tournament. During this period, a total of 21 matches will be played, showcasing the skills and talents of the eight participating teams.

Here is a quick overview of the fixtures for the first 21 matches of IPL 2024:

Match Date Teams Venue
1 March 22, 2024 CSK vs RCB Chennai
2 March 23, 2024 PBKS vs DC Mohali
3 March 23, 2024 KKR vs SRH Kolkata
4 March 24, 2024 RR vs LSG Jaipur
5 March 24, 2024 GT vs MI Ahmedabad
6 March 25, 2024 RCB vs PBKS Bengaluru
7 March 26, 2024 CSK vs GT Chennai
8 March 27, 2024 SRH vs MI Hyderabad
9 March 28, 2024 RR vs DC Jaipur
10 March 29, 2024 RCB vs KKR Bengaluru
11 March 30, 2024 LSG vs PBKS Lucknow
12 March 31, 2024 GT vs SRH Ahmedabad
13 March 31, 2024 DC vs CSK Visakhapatnam
14 April 1, 2024 MI vs RR Mumbai
15 April 2, 2024 RCB vs LSG Bengaluru
16 April 3, 2024 DC vs KKR Visakhapatnam
17 April 4, 2024 GT vs PBKS Ahmedabad
18 April 5, 2024 SRH vs CSK Hyderabad
19 April 6, 2024 RR vs RCB Jaipur
20 April 7, 2024 MI vs DC Mumbai
21 April 7, 2024 LSG vs GT Lucknow

It is worth noting that this schedule only covers the initial phase of the tournament, and the fixtures for the remaining matches will be decided and announced at a later stage.

Exciting Matchups and Rivalries


The first match of IPL 2024 between CSK and RCB promises to be a thrilling encounter. These two teams have a long-standing rivalry and have often produced nail-biting matches in the past. With star players like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Glenn Maxwell in their ranks, both teams will be aiming to make a strong statement right from the start.

Another highly anticipated match in the opening phase is the clash between PBKS and DC. Punjab Kings, led by the charismatic KL Rahul, will be eager to showcase their skills against the formidable Delhi Capitals, captained by the talented Rishabh Pant. This match is sure to provide fans with an exciting display of power-hitting and skillful bowling.

The matchup between KKR and SRH is also expected to generate a lot of interest. Kolkata Knight Riders, with their explosive batting lineup, will face the strong bowling attack of Sunrisers Hyderabad. The battle between these two teams will undoubtedly be a treat for cricket enthusiasts.


Venues and Host Cities

The first 21 matches of IPL 2024 will be played across ten different cities in India, adding to the excitement and diversity of the tournament. Some of the host cities include Chennai, Mohali, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Visakhapatnam, and Mumbai. Each city will have the privilege of witnessing high-intensity cricket matches as the teams compete for glory.

Remaining Fixtures and Schedule Updates


While the schedule for the first 21 matches has been released, the fixtures for the remaining matches will be announced at a later date. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will work closely with the government and local authorities to finalize the schedule, taking into account any potential clashes with the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The BCCI is committed to ensuring the smooth conduct of the IPL while adhering to all necessary protocols and advisories. The board will review and address any issues regarding the schedule of the first two weeks once the dates for the 18th Lok Sabha elections are announced. This approach ensures that cricket fans can enjoy the tournament without any disruptions.


The IPL 2024 schedule announcement has set the stage for an enthralling cricketing extravaganza. The first 21 matches will witness intense competition between the eight participating teams, showcasing their skills and strategies on the field. From the much-anticipated opener between CSK and RCB to the numerous exciting matchups, cricket enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to.

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