IPL 2021: SRH vs MI & RCB vs DC to be played concurrently- In order to avoid any favour to Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the last two league matches SRH vs MI & RCB vs DC will be played concurrently at 7.30 PM each on October 8 (Friday). The defending champions MI need to win all their remaining 4 group stage matches to qualify for the playoffs. If the two matches are played at the same time, it will rule out any favour in terms of the Net Run Rate required to make their way in the playoffs. Follow IPL 2021 live updates on insidesport.co and live streaming on Star Sports & Hotstar.
Earlier SRH vs MI was slated to take place at 3.30 PM.
IPL 2021: SRH vs MI & RCB vs DC to be played concurrently- BCCI statement
“In a first for the IPL, the last two league matches before the VIVO IPL 2021 Playoffs will be played concurrently. On the last day of the league stage (08.10.2021) of the ongoing season, instead of having one afternoon match and one evening match, two matches (SRH v MI and RCB v DC) will be played simultaneously at 7.30 PM IST (6.00 PM GST),” BCCI said in an official statement.
This will be the first time that BCCI has taken such a step for IPL. That four teams — Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders — are fighting for one place in the playoffs, BCCI has decided to take the step.
BCCI has earlier done so for domestic tournaments such as Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
IPL 2021 Last groups stage matches: October 8, 7.30 PM IST
- Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, 55th Match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
- Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, 56th Match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
IPL 2021: SRH vs MI & RCB vs DC to be played concurrently
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