IPL 2016: Defending champions Mumbai Indians to host newcomers Pune Supergiants in opener

first_imgDefending champions Mumbai Indians will host newcomers Rising Pune Supergiants in the opener of Indian Premier League 2016  on April 9.The tournament opener will take place at the Wankhede Stadium, it was announced on Thursday. The final on May 29 will also be played in Mumbai.MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina will lead two new teams Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions respectively.A total of 60 matches (including the 4 play-offs) will be played over a period of 51 days, in the ninth season of the tournament.The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium at Raipur will play host to two home games of Delhi Daredevils, while the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium at Nagpur will host three home games of Kings XI Punjab.”All the top players from around the world will be seen in action this year. This season the IPL will be played at 10 venues – Mohali, Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Rajkot and Raipur. I am excited to join the fans to see a lot of exciting cricket over the next three months,” IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla said.Check out the fixtures here.. 30 DAYS TO GO… #IPL 2016 pic.twitter.com/vDq3P98NWN IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 10, 2016(With inputs from PTI)last_img

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