The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 is still a months away, but the buzz around the most awaited cricketing league has already picked up pace.
New Delhi : The Committee of Administrators (COA) on Wednesday confirmed that the 10th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) will commence as per the schedule on April 5 while the existing processes for availing the services and appointment of vendors will continue.
“The IPL 2017 season will commence as scheduled from 5th April 2017. The IPL operational timelines for 2017 season will be communicated shortly by the BCCI/IPL management team,” a media release stated.
“The Committee of Administrators (COA) met the concerned BCCI officials today to take stock of the urgent and important matters mainly concerning the successful conduct of IPL 2017.
The COA has issued directions that the existing processes for availing the services and the appointment of the vendors for IPL will continue for this season,” the release further stated.
The four-member panel also had assurance for franchises.
“The COA further assures the Franchisees and all the stakeholders that all the IPL preparations will be promptly dealt with under the supervision and directions of the COA by the BCCI/IPL management team,” it stated. —PTI
The popular messaging app, WhatsApp is flooded with IPL 2017 complete time-table and match fixtures. According to the viral forwarded WhatsApp message, IPL 2017 is scheduled to begin on April 9, 2017 and will be played till May 29, 2017.
It also informs that the first match will be played between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants on April 9, 2017. Though, the authenticity of this VIVO IPL 2017 complete time-table being an official schedule is yet to be established.
There is a discrepancy in the opening match of the tournament as well as IPL 10 finale dates from what was announced earlier by the IPL chairman, Rajeev Shukla. Shukla earlier has informed that the 10th edition of Indian Premier League may begin from April 5, 2017, while this message on IPL 2017 match fixtures states the tournament to commence on April 9, 2017.
Also, the given IPL 10 schedule becomes more skeptical as the opening game does not feature defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and instead, has Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants playing the inaugural match of 2017 IPL tournament.
IPL 2017 Schedule: All match fixtures and complete time-table of IPL10:
24/5/2017 Qualifier 1
27/5/2017 Qualifier 2
29/5/2017 GRAND FINALE