The last two league games of the IPL 2021 they will be played simultaneously on October 8, the IPL Governing Council announced on Tuesday. Instead of having one game in the afternoon and one in the evening, two games will be played simultaneously at 7:30 PM IST. This is the first time that the last day of the group stage in IPL will have matches played simultaneously.
According to the above schedule, SunRisers Hyderabad would face the Mumbai Indians in a day game at 3:30 PM IST, while the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals match was scheduled to be played at 7:30 PM IST. Both games will now be played in the evening at 7:30 PM IST.
“For the first time for the IPL, the last two league games before the VIVO IPL 2021 Playoffs will be played simultaneously.” BCCI said in a press release.
“On the last day of the league phase (08.10.2021) of the current season, instead of having one game in the afternoon and one game in the evening, two games will be played (SRH v MI and RCB v DC) simultaneously at 7:30 PM IST (6:00 PM GST), “ the statement read on.
It was also announced that the IPL Media Rights tender for the 2023-2027 cycle It will be announced immediately after the appointment of two new IPL teams to be announced on October 25, 2021.