IPL 2023 – schedule, how to watch IPL for free, venues, new rules and more

Mar 28, 2023

By: Sourabh Jain

IPL 2023

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will begin from March 31, 2023.

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Gujarat to take on Chennai in the first match

IPL 2022 champions Gujarat Titans will take on Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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How to watch IPL for free on mobiles and laptops

You can watch the IPL 2023 for free on your smartphones and laptops using the JioCinema app. It will be available for all users and not just Reliance Jio users.

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How to watch IPL on TV

If you are using a regular TV, you can watch the IPL on the Star Sports network. If you have a smart TV, you can install the JioCinema app on your TV to watch the IPL for free.

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IPL 2023 venues

The IPL 2023 will be played across 12 venues – Ahmedabad, Mohali, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur and Dharamshala.

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IPL 2023 structure

During the league stage, teams will play seven home games and seven away games.

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IPL 2023 match timings

The IPL 2023 will have 18 double headers, scheduled during Saturdays and Sundays. The afternoon games will begin at 3:30 PM and the evening games will begin at 7:30 PM.

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IPL 2023 final match

The IPL 2023 final will be played on May 28, 2023. The venue for the final will be announced after the IPL begins.

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Playing XI to be announced after toss

The IPL 2023 brings in a new rule, allowing captains to announce their playing XI after the toss, depending upon whether they are batting first or bowling, reducing the impact of the toss on the outcome of the game.

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Impact player

The impact player rule allows teams to name four substitute players, one of whom can be called into the playing XI after the start of the play.

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