Why number of IPL matches are reduced in 2024

Introduction

Indian Premier League which is named as Tata IPL 2024. Is the second biggest domestic league wealthwise and this is the 17th season edition of Indian Premier League which is known as IPL 17. It started from March 22 and will remain till May 26. In which we will have 74 thrilling matches, T20 matches which are scheduled across the season, 10 teams will be battling for the championship title. Other than that, two new franchises joined IPL last year which increase the competition and thrill. The most winning team is Chennai Super Kings which is led by Mahindra Singh Dhoni. It provides a lots of entertainment with amazing opening ceremony, celebrity appearances and energetic cricket.  



Are number of IPL matches are reduced in 2024?


 For understanding this, first we will understand. The number of matches which are being played by teams. So in IPL 2024 there will be 10 participating teams and each will have 14 league matches. This will include seven matches in their home ground and seven will be outside it. Teams are divided into two groups, Group A and Group B. 


Group A:

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)


Group B:

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB)

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Gujarat Titans (GT)


So according to this. Each team will play five teams twice and remaining four teams Once. Means. Like we can take an example 


in Group A, Lucknow Super Joints, we'll have two matches each against MI, KKR, RR and DC which are in the same group which will sum up to 8 matches, then in group 2, they will have 1 match with four teams like CSK, RCB, PK, GT  so 4 more matches and it will sum up to 8+4 = 12 and with one remaining team of group 2  like SRH they will have two matches so it will be 14. 

Total number of matches played by each team in 2024 compared to last year

 So the answer is No. The number of matches are 14, which is same as before.  But there are there are variations in Schedule for 2024. Due to the following reason


General election clash- The initial schedule which was prepared was by BCCI was on. 22 Feb 2024. They announced IPL will start from February 22. And 21 matches will be played in 10 cities. But, that was drawn without considering the polling dates of Lok Sabha election. Which is going to be across India. So, due to that purpose they have changed the schedule and adjust accordingly to Election dates.  And the BCCI is closely collaborated with government and security agencies, so they have to follow the protocols of elections to ensure safety and. Feasibility.


Frequently Asked Questions


1. How many matches each team will play in IPL 2024?

 The number of matches that each team will play will remain same as the last year which is 14 games. In which seven of them are home matches and seven are away from home.


 2. What is the format In IPL 2024 for deciding The teams that will enter playoffs.

 So in IPL 2024 there will be 10 teams and they will play against one another in round Robin knockout format. It's working, we have discussed above.


 3. When will the IPL 2024 will end? 

The last match of IPL 2024 will be held in Chennai Chidambaram Stadium in May 26 and the playoffs will begin in my 21. 


4. When the IPL 2024 started.

 The 17th season of Indian Premier League started on May 22, 2024. The first match was between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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