Indore and Kanpur added as IPL venues

In addition to the home grounds of the eight franchises, Indore and Kanpur will also host Indian Premier League games during the 10th edition, to be played from April 5 to May 21, in the fixtures list released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad won the Indian Premier League title last season.   -  K. Murali Kumar

In addition to the home grounds of the eight franchises, Indore and Kanpur will also host Indian Premier League games during the 10th edition, to be played from April 5 to May 21. The fixtures were released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday.

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Kings XI Punjab will play three of its seven home games in Indore. The franchise, which has earlier opted for Dharamsala and Pune as second home, will play Rising Pune Supergiant (April 8), Royal Challengers Bangalore (April 10) and Mumbai Indians (April 20) at the Holkar Stadium. The stadium, which hosted its maiden Test last October, had hosted two home games of Kochi Tuskers Kerala - a defunct team now - in 2011.

Continuing with its last year’s trend, the Gujarat Lions will play two home games at the Green Park in Kanpur. Suresh Raina’s men will play Delhi Daredevils (May 10) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 13) in Kanpur.

Meanwhile, defending champion Sunrisers Hyderabad will host Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament-opener on April 5. The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad will also stage the final on May 21. The venues for the other three Playoff games are yet to be decided.