The Indian Premier League season 17 will start on 22 March 2024. However, the BCCI is silent on how the complete schedule will look like. They have announced that the IPL 2024 final will be on 26 May 2024. But the fans are still confused about the complete schedule. BCCI hasn’t announced the schedule yet, and the silence on this matter is frustrating to the fans who want to see different franchises in action. This is a cricket festival after all. However, we have found some interesting news. Continue reading to know more about it.
IPL schedule overlapping with General Elections 2024
IPL 2024 is starting on 22 March, and ending on 26 May. However, the General elections in India will be held in April. Most probably, the elections will be held around 15-17 April. As you can see, the schedules are overlapping. Both of these events are massive in terms of the people that come out. It becomes taxing on the security agencies to ensure that the business runs smoothly.
Hence, there have been talks about shifting some matches of IPL outside India. But no one wants that. It will hurt the profits very badly. IPL is a part of India’s culture now.
And that is the very reason BCCI is thinking of a different solution.
Release schedule in different phases
BCCI is thinking of releasing the schedule in different phases. They are in discussions with the relevant authorities about the exact date of the elections, and how they will manage things. According to that information, they will announce the rest of the schedule. It doesn’t make sense to host IPL matches outside India. It is the vibrant crowd that makes IPL what it is, a completely entertaining show. Hence, they will announce the rest of the matches after the elections.
As you can see, BCCI is abandoning the Idea of a “hybrid model.” This idea never works. It hurt PCB a lot when they hosted the Asia Cup 2023 this way. It caused some injury concerns and lowered the morale of the players due to travelling. No one wants that sort of stuff in the IPL. That is why, we ask all of you cricket lovers to wait a bit, have patience, and turn on the notifications. Because CricketWorlds is where you will get all of your news and updates regarding the IPL 2024.