No IPL 2019 Opening Ceremony, Amount to be Donated to Pulwama Attack Martyrs' Families, Says BCCI
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Mumbai, February 22:  There will be no Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 opening ceremony this year. Instead, the amount that was supposed to be spent will be donated to the families of Pulwama martyred soldiers, said Vinod Rai, BCCI CoA Chief. IPL 2019 Schedule in PDF: Download VIVO Indian Premier League 12 Full Timetable With Fixtures, Matches, Team and Venue Details.

The IPL Governing Council recently announced the schedule for IPL Season 12 which will kick start on March 23rd 2019. However, the schedule is subject to change keeping in mind the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019.

The first match will be played between IPL 11 winners Chennai Super Kings and Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai. The second game will be played in Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad at 4.00 PM.

Meanwhile, the chorus grows for India to boycott its scheduled match against Pakistan at the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup in England & Wales. The BCCI is considering boycotting Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup as a mark of protest after the Pulwama terror attack backed by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operating from Pakistan, that resulted in the loss of lives of 40 Indian CRPF jawans.