The BCCI Board of Trustees announced on Monday (April 30th) the schedules for the playoff and the final of the IPL 12.
Bearing in mind the dew and late at night, the council has taken the decision to start races at 7:30 pm. IST instead of 8:00 pm IST. Last year, schedules for the playoffs and the final had also progressed at 7:00 pm. due to similar reasons.
Preliminary 1 will be held in Chennai on May 7, followed by Eliminator on May 8 and Qualifier 2 on May 10 at Visakhapatnam. The final will be held on 12 May in Hyderabad.
Play-off and Final IPL Schedule:
Qualifying 1 – Group 1 vs Group 2: May 7 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Eliminator – Group 3 vs Group 4: May 8 at DR.Y.S.R Reddy ACA VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Qualifying 2 – Winner of the Eliminator vs. Loser of Qualifying 1: May 10 at DR.Y.S.R Reddy ACA VDCA Cricket Stadium, Vishakhapatnam
Final: May 12th at the Cricket International Stadium Rajiv Gandhi, Hyderabad
The BCCI also confirmed the time and dates for challenging women's T20. Three teams – Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity – will compete with each other.
The games will be held from May 6th to May 11th at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. While the matches scheduled for May 6, 9 and 11 will start at 7:30 pm. IST, the second game, scheduled on May 8, will start at 3:30 pm. IST.
Program to challenge women's T20: Sawai Mansingh Station, Jaipur
May 6th – Supernovas vs. Trailblazers
May 8 – Trailblazers vs. Velocity (3:30 pm IST start)
May 9 – Supernova vs Velocity
May 11th – Final