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IPL 2018: Play-offs, final set for early start

IPL 2018: Play-offs, final set for early start

New Delhi : The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council has decided to tweak the timings of play-offs and final match of the ongoing 11th edition of the tournament.

Confirming the news, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said that the playoffs and summit showdown will now begin at 7 pm instead of the usual time of 8 pm.

It should be noted that all the matches have been starting at 8 pm since the beginning of the tournament.

With the development, the games would now conclude at around 10:30 pm instead of 11:30 pm.

Earlier, the Maharashtra Cricket Association's International Stadium in Pune was scheduled to host the playoffs, but since it became the Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) home ground, the IPL governing council decided the shift the matches to Kolkata's Eden Gardens.

The Qualifier 1 and finals will go ahead as scheduled at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on May 22 and May 27 respectively.