IPL8: Mumbai and Ranchi got the qualifiers, eliminator at Pune


Kolkata: The first qualifier of the play-off stage of IPL cricket tournament will be played in Mumbai on May 19 while the eliminator and the second qualifier will be played in Pune and Ranchi respectively, the BCCI announced on Wednesday.

Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host the first qualifier between the first-placed and second-placed teams of the league stage on May 19 while the third-placed and fourth-placed teams will clash in the eliminator at the MCA International Stadium at Gahunje in Pune on May 20.

The second qualifier between the losing team of the first qualifier and the winning side of the eliminator will be played at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi on May 22, according to the revised schedule of the IPL play-offs.

The final will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata with a reserve day kept the next day.

The schedule:

May 19 (8 pm): Qualifier 1: First-placed team vs Second-placed team at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Reserve Day: May 20 at 4:00pm

May 20 (8 pm): Eliminator: Third-placed team vs Fourth-placed team at MCA International Stadium, Gahunje, Pune

No reserve day.

May 22 (8 pm): Qualifier 2: Loser of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Eliminator at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

No reserve day

May 24 (8 pm): Final: Winner of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Qualifier 2 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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