Shah Rukh Khan, owner of IPL cricket tea

IPL UAE Matches Schedule Revealed

20 Mar 2014

Catch the stars of the Indian Premier League in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah this April

Get set for some starry cricket! The UAE will be hosting 20 matches as part of the first leg of the Indian Premiere League's (IPL) first leg and we've got the schedule right here.

The IPL Governing Council announced the schedule for the first phase of the tournament and the action kicks off on 16 April with defending champions Mumbai Indians playing Kolkata Knight Riders (owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan) and ends on 30 April with Mumbai taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai.

IPL organisers tweeted, "The opening match on April 16 will be played in Abu Dhabi between @mipaltan and @KKRiders (8 pm IST/6:30 pm local). 20 matches will be played in three stadiums: Sheikh Zayed Stadium- Abu Dhabi, Sharjah CA Stadium, Dubai International Cricket Stadium #PepsiIPL. The IPL GC has confirmed that the first phase of the #PepsiIPL 2014 season matches will be played in the UAE from April 16-30."

The initial legs of IPL couldn't take place in India as the schedule clashed with the general elections in the country, which will be held from 7 April to 12 May.

The last leg of the IPL from 13 May onwards - leading to the finals for 1 June, will be held in India.

CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE UAE IPL SCHEDULE

16 April: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi

17 April: Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah

18 April: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi

18 April: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi

19 April: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians in Dubai

19 April: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils in Dubai

20 April: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab in Sharjah

21 April: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils in Abu Dhabi

22 April: Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Sharjah

23 April: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings in Dubai

24 April: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah

25 April: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils in Dubai

25 April: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians in Dubai

26 April: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi

26 April: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi

27 April: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians in Sharjah

27 April: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah

28 April: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab in Dubai

29 April: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi

30 April: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai