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IPL to begin on April 7 in Mumbai

The 11th Indian Premier League will be held from April 7 to May 27, the IPL governing council said on Monday.

Mumbai will host the opening match and the final of the tournament.

The IPL governing council also decided to shift the start of the matches, which were scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and 4 p.m. earlier. “The Broadcasters requested for a change in timings and IPL governing council in principal has accepted it,” IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said.

“Live broadcast of 8 p.m. game will be shifted to 7 p.m., while 4 p.m. will be played at 5:30 p.m.,” he added.

Kings XI Punjab will play four of its home games in Mohali and three in Indore, while the home matches of Rajasthan Royals, which is returning to the IPL after serving a two-year ban, will be decided after the Rajasthan HC’s hearing on January 24.

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