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The Indian Premier League (IPL) released the schedule of the first 17 matches on Tuesday but they will still be subject to change. A final confirmation will be made once the dates for the general elections are announced.

In a media release on their website, IPL released the dates of the matches to be played in the first two weeks from March 23.

MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are set to face each other in the opener as defending champions Chennai Super Kings will host Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians open their campaign against Delhi Capitals on Sunday, March 24 hours after a potential blockbuster between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kolkata.

"These are still subject to the announcement of the Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. Once these have been released BCCI will address any issues with the first two weeks and will also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates.

"This is still subject to the announcement of Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. Once the election dates are released we will address any issues with the first two weeks and also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates.

"A total of 17 matches will be played during this 2 weeks period across the 8 home venues of the respective franchises. All teams will play a minimum of 4 matches with DC and RCB playing 5 matches. Every team will play a minimum of 2 home and 2 away matches with DC playing 3 home matches, while RCB will play 3 away matches."

The first two weekends will be double headers. However, the BCCI is yet to confirm the timings despite having mentioned afternoon and evening in the iternary.

Full schedule of IPL 2019 (1st 17 matches)

Saturday, March 23

Evening: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai

Sunday, March 24

Afternoon: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kolkata

Evening: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals in Mumbai

Monday, March 25

Evening: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab in Jaipur

Tuesday, March 26

Evening: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings in Delhi

Wednesday, March 27

Evening: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab in Kolkata

Thursday, March 28

Evening: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians in Bengaluru

Friday, March 29

Evening: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals in Hyderabad

Saturday, March 30

Afternoon: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians in Mohali

Evening: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Delhi

Sunday, March 31

Afternoon: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Hyderabad

Evening: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals in Chennai

Monday, April 1

Evening: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals in Mohali

Tuesday, April 2

Evening: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Jaipur

Wednesday, April 3

Evening: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai

Thursday, April 4

Evening: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Delhi

Friday, April 5

Evening: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Bengaluru
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