Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians to kick off IPL 8
Defending champion Kolkata Knight Riders and former winner Mumbai Indians will kick start the eighth season of Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens on April 8.
A total of 60 matches, including the four play-offs, will be played over a period of 47 days. The MCA International Stadium at Pune will host three home games of Kings XI Punjab, whilst the Dr YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium at Visakhapatnam will host three home games of Sunrisers Hyderabad. After a hiatus in 2014, the Shahid Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium at Raipur will once again stage two home games of Delhi Daredevils. Rajasthan Royals will play their home games at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad, and another venue that will be confirmed shortly.
“Top players from all over the world will be seen in action this year at the IPL. I am looking forward to some exciting contests. In next couple of weeks, the teams will strengthen their squads in preparedness for the 2015 edition,” said, Ranjib Biswal, chairman, IPL governing council.