Despite India’s debacle in the semifinal round of ICC World cup 2015, India has quickly moved away from it to focus more on the upcoming sports event back home in just 9 days.
The hype over Indian Premier League (IPL 2015) is gaining momentum with the Kolkata Knight Riders, exerting pressure on the BCCI over its off-spinner Sunil Narine’s ban for his suspect action in the 2014 Champions League.
Sunil Narine, a West Indies spinner, could not play in the final of last year’s IPL due to the ban.
Narine, meanwhile, stayed away from the West Indies tour to India in November and the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Now that he is cleared by the ICC after his biomechanical test in Loughborough, which India’s BCCI is not accepting.
Since the BCCI refused to accept the ICC report and sought re-test in Chennai, KKR is reportedly contemplating legal action and also boycott the IPL 2015 altogether, if Narine is not allowed to play in the team.
The team met with BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya and explained to him that Narine, who was not called for chucking during the IPL was suddenly found guilty in two consecutive matches in the CLT20. Finally the ball is in Dalmiya’s court.
Otherwise, for the record here is the latest IPL 2015 schedule, teams and updates:
Indian Premier League 2015 will start at Kolkata on April 8, 2015 with defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders playing against Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens, if they do not boycott as they threaten now.
In all,a total of 60 matches, including the 4 playoffs, will be played in 47 days, in the 8th season of the IPL 2015 and “the top players from all over the world will be seen in action this year at the Pepsi IPL 2015,” said earlier Ranjib Biswal, Chairman of the IPL Governing Council.
Last year’s top teams Kings XI Punjab opening against Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings facing Delhi Daredevils in the first round, while Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on the Super Kings in Chennai and Royal Challengers Bangalore will play against KKR on April 11.
Here is the full list of fixtures with the final to be held on May 24 in Kolkata:
|1||April 8||KKR vs MI||Kolkata|
|2||April 9||CSK vs DD||Chennai|
|3||April 10||KXIP vs RR||Pune|
|4||April 11||CSK vs SRH||Chennai|
|5||April 11||KKR vs RCB||Kolkata|
|6||April 12||DD vs RR||Delhi|
|7||April 12||MI vs KXIP||Mumbai|
|8||April 13||RCB vs SRH||Bengaluru|
|9||April 14||RR vs MI||Ahmedabad|
|10||April 14||KKR vs SRH||Kolkata|
|11||April 15||KXIP vs DD||Pune|
|12||April 16||SRH vs RR||Visakhapatnam|
|13||April 17||MI vs CSK||Mumbai|
|14||April 18||SRH vs DD||Visakhapatnam|
|15||April 18||KXIP vs KKR||Pune|
|16||April 19||RR vs CSK||Ahmedabad|
|17||April 19||RCB vs MM||Bengaluru|
|18||April 20||DD vs KKR||Delhi|
|19||April 21||RR vs KXIP||Ahmedabad|
|20||April 22||SRH vs KKR||Visakhapatnam|
|21||April 22||RCB vs CSK||Bengaluru|
|22||April 23||DD vs MI||Delhi|
|23||April 24||RR vs RCB||Ahmedabad|
|24||April 25||MI vs SRH||Mumbai|
|25||April 25||CSK vs KXIP||Chennai|
|26||April 26||KKR vs RR||Kolkata|
|27||April 26||DD vs RCB||Delhi|
|28||April 27||KXIP vs SRH||Mohali|
|29||April 28||KKR vs DD||Kolkata|
|30||April 29||RCB vs RR||Bengaluru|
|31||April 30||CSK vs KKR||Chennai|
|32||May 1||DD vs KXIP||Delhi|
|33||May 1||MI vs RR||Mumbai|
|34||May 2||RCB vs KKR||Bengaluru|
|35||May 2||SRH vs CSK||Hyderabad|
|36||May 3||KXIP vs MI||Mohali|
|37||May 3||RR vs DD||TBD|
|38||May 4||CSK vs RCB||Chennai|
|39||May 4||KKR vs SRH||Kolkata|
|40||May 5||MI vs DD||Mumbai|
|41||May 6||RCB vs KXIP||Bengaluru|
|42||May 7||RR vs SRH||TBD|
|43||May 8||CSK vs MI||Chennai|
|44||May 9||KKR vs KXIP||Kolkata|
|45||May 9||DD vs SRH||Raipur|
|46||May 10||MI vs RCB||Mumbai|
|47||May 10||CSK vs RR||Chennai|
|48||May 11||SRH vs KXIP||Hyderabad|
|49||May 12||DD vs CSK||Raipur|
|50||May 13||KXIP vs RCB||Mohali|
|51||May 14||MI vs KKR||Mumbai|
|52||May 15||SRH vs RCB||Hyderabad|
|53||May 16||KXIP vs CSK||Mohali|
|54||May 16||RR vs KKR||TBD|
|55||May 17||RCB vs DD||Bengaluru|
|56||May 17||SRH vs MI||Hyderabad|
|Quaifier 1||May 19||TBD vs TBD||TBD|
|Eliminator||May 20||TBD vs TBD||TBD|
|Qualifier 2||May 22||TBD vs TBD||TBD|
|Final||May 24||TBD vs TBD||TBD|