2013 Indian Premier League

Pepsi IPL 2013 schedule, venue and match details

Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will start their 2013 campaign against Delhi Daredevils in the inaugural match of Pepsi IPL 2013 at their home ground of Eden Gardens on April 3.

The sixth edition of the IPL will also witness the debut of Sunrisers Hyderabad, previously known as Deccan Chargers.

Sunrisers will take on Pune Warriors at home in their first match, April 5. The tournament will be played in the same format as the 2012 edition.

Each of the nine participating teams will play the other eight twice, home and away. The top four teams, at the end of the round-robin stage May 19, 2013, will qualify for the play-offs.

2013 IPL Schedule The qualifier 1 and eliminator games will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - the home ground of Chennai Super Kings - on May 21 and 22. The qualifier 2 and the final will be played at the Eden Gardens on May 24 and and 26.

The tournament will be played at 11 venues - nine home venues, Dharmasala and Ranchi. The last two 'home' games of the Kings XI Punjab will be played at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala. The Jharkhand State Cricket Association International Stadium Complex at Ranchi, will host the last two 'home' games of the Kolkata Knight Riders.

The complete schedule for the 2013 edition can be found here: http://www.iplt20.org.in/schedule.html

IPL 2013 Starts...

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013 at 8pm

Eden Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal, India