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Plan your cricket entertainment: Match timings for IPL 2019 revealed

Last month, the BCCI announced the schedule for the first two weeks of IPL while the full schedule will be announced after dates of general elections are made public

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

IPL 2019 match timings

All league games of the beginning March 23 will start at the usual prime time spot of 8 pm, said on Thursday.

The afternoon matches will start at 4 pm and night matches at 8 pm.

There was speculation that the was under pressure to change the timings of the night matches to 7 pm when most teams wanted the Board to stick to the 8 pm slot.

"Matches will begin at 8 pm," said Rai after the COA meeting here.

Even last year, there was speculation that the matches will have an earlier 7 pm start but all league games began at 8 pm. However, the play-offs including the final began at 7 pm.

"We welcome BCCI's decision to retain the match timings. Like last year, we wanted the games to have an 8 pm start. This time, we were not yet approached by the regarding match timings but we were eagerly awaiting its decision," a team official told PTI.

Last month, the announced the schedule for the first two weeks of IPL while the full schedule will be announced after dates of are made public.

Defending champions will face in the IPL opener on March 23 in Chennai.

First Published: Thu, March 07 2019. 18:50 IST