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New IPL 2009 Schedule – Fixtures and Matches – Twenty20 Cricket Calendar

The opening match and final of the second edition of IPL, shifted overseas to South Africa, are to be held at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town and the Wanderers in Johannesburg respectively on April 18 and May 24.

The semi finals are to be held on May 22 and 23 in Pretoria and Johannesburg respectively, as per the full schedule of the Twenty20 League available.

In a double header on the first day, last year’s winners Rajasthan Royals would take on Royal Challengers, Bangalore, while Mumbai Indians would clash with first edition’s runners-up Chennai Super Kings at Cape Town.

In all, the 59 matches will be held in eight cities: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria, East London, Kimberly, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth.

Kingsmead in Durban, which has a large number of South Asians, has been alloted the lion’s share of 16 matches while the Centurion Park in Pretoria would host 12 ties.

The Wanderers in Johannesburg and Newlands in Cape Town come next best with eight matches each, with the latter playing host to four of these on the first two days of the cash-rich, high-profile competition.

Seven matches are to be held in St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth while Buffalo Park in East London has been allotted four matches.

Two matches each have been handed over to Outsurance Oval in Bloemfontein and De Beers Oval in Kimberley. Matches would be held at 4 pm (12.30 pm local time) and 8 pm (4.30pm local time) IST.

There are a total of ten double headers (two matches back to back at the same venue) with Durban hosting half of these.

The schedule is (All times in IST):

April 18: Rajasthan Royals vs Bangalore Royal Challengers (4 pm) at Cape Town; Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings (8pm) at Cape Town

April 19: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers (4 pm) at Cape Town; Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab (8 pm) at Cape Town

April 20: Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Chennai Super Kings (4 pm) at Port Elizabeth

April 21: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians (4 pm) at Durban; Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab (8 pm) at Durban

April 22: Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings (4 pm) at Durban; Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Deccan Chargers (8 pm) at Cape Town

April 23: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals (4 pm) at Port Elizabeth

April 24: Kings XI Punjab vs Bangalore Royal Challengers (4 pm) at Johannesburg

April 25: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings (4 pm) at Cape Town; Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians (8 pm) at Durban

April 26: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab (4 pm) at Cape Town; Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Delhi Daredevils (8 pm) at Port Elizabeth

April 27: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians (4 pm) at Cape Town; Chennai Super Kings vs Deccan Chargers (8 pm) at Durban

April 28: Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals (4 pm) at Pretoria

April 29: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab (4 pm) at Durban; Kolkata Knight Riders vs Bangalore Royal Challengers (8 pm) at Durban

April 30: Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers (4 pm) at Pretoria; Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings (8 pm) at Pretoria

May 1: Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Kings XI Punjab (4 pm) at East London; Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders (8 pm) at Durban

May 2: Rajasthan Royals vs Deccan Chargers (4 pm) at Johannesburg; Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils (8 pm) at Port Elizabeth

May 3: Mumbai Indians vs Bangalore Royal Challengers (4 pm) at Durban; Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders (8 pm) at East London

May 4: Deccan Chargers vs Chennai Super Kings (4 pm) at Port Elizabeth

May 5: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders (4 pm) at Durban; Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals (8 pm) at Durban

May 6: Mumbai Indians vs Deccan Chargers (4 pm) at Pretoria

May 7: Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings (4 pm) at Pretoria; Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Rajasthan Royals (8 pm) at Pretoria

May 8: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians (4 pm) at East London

May 9: Deccan Chargers vs Kings XI Punjab (4 pm) at Bloemfontein; Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals (8 pm) at Port Elizabeth

May 10: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils (4 pm) at East London; Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Mumbai Indians (8 pm) at Johannesburg

May 11: Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals (4 pm) at Bloemfontein

May 12: Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Kolkata Knight Riders (4 pm) at Pretoria; Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians (8 pm) at Pretoria

May 13: Deccan Chargers vs Delhi Daredevils (4 pm) at Durban

May 14: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals (4 pm) at Durban; Chennai Super Kings vs Bangalore Royal Challengers (8 pm) at Durban

May 15: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils (4 pm) at Kimberley

May 16: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians (4 pm) at Johannesburg; Deccan Chargers vs Kolkata Knight Riders (8 pm) at Port Elizabeth

May 17: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils (4 pm) at Kimberley; Kings XI Punjab vs Deccan Chargers (8 pm) at Johannesburg

May 18: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders (4 pm) at Pretoria

May 19: Delhi Daredevils vs Bangalore Royal Challengers (4 pm) at Johannesburg

May 20: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab (4 pm) at Durban; Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders (8 pm) at Durban

May 21: Deccan Chargers vs Bangalore Royal Challengers (4 pm) at Pretoria; Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils (8 pm) at Pretoria

May 22: Semi Final 1 at Pretoria

May 23: Semi Final 2 at Johannesburg

May 24: Final at Johannesburg

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