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IPL 1st Match Date 2023, Time, Live Streaming – Full Details

IPL 1st Match Date 2023: The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League is scheduled to play from March 31 with the final match on May 28. A total of 10 teams will participate in the IPL 2023 season where the tournament will be played in its regular “Home and Away” format.

Ahead of the IPL 2023 season, BCCI introduced the impact player rule and added it to the existing IPL 2023 rules list. Apart from the new rule introduction, BCCI allows the participating team to appeal for a review of No balls and Wide balls to the 3rd umpire.

The hype for the start of the IPL has never been down since its inaugural edition. Without any doubt, the thirst for the start of the upcoming season keeps increasing day by day among the fans.

Right after the announcement of the IPL 2023 Squad, BCCI and teams keep the heat in thriving with their continuous announcements including Live Streaming, Jersey, Withdraw and replacement players list.

In this section, we will see the IPL 1st match date 2023, Time, Live Streaming and all other details.

IPL 1st Match Date And Time 2023

IPL 1st Match: As per IPL schedule 2023, the first match will be played between defending champions Gujarat Titans and 4 times champions Chennai Super Kings on March 31 in Ahmedabad.

  • Match: Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings
  • Date: March 31, Friday
  • Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
  • Time(IST): 07:30 PM
  • Time(GMT): 02:00 PM
IPL 2022 winner
IPL 2022 winners – Gujarat Titans(Image: IPL)

IPL 2023 1st Match Live Streaming

IPL 1st Match Live Streaming 2023: All IPL 2023 matches will be Live Streamed for FREE in JIO Cinema including the Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings match.

The IPL 2023-27 media rights have earned INR 48,390 crores (digital+TV). Across five years of media rights, a total of 410 matches will be played where BCCI earns roughly INR 118 crore per match.

Disney Star retained their Indian sub-continent TV rights by paying Rs 23,575 crore (Rs 57.5 crore/game) while Viacom18 bagged the digital rights with a winning bid of Rs 23,578 crore.

For Indian fans, Jio Cinema offers the whole tournament for free. But don’t worry, we have listed the IPL 2023 1st Match Live Streaming for all locations below:

India Star Sports, Jio Cinema
United Kingdom
Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event
United States Willow TV
Fox Sports
Middle East Times Internet
South Africa SuperSport
Yupp TV
New Zealand
Sky Sport
Flow Sports (Flow Sports 2)
Canada Willow TV
Bangladesh Gazi TV
Afghanistan Ariana Television Network
Star Sports, Yupp TV
Sri Lanka Star Sports, Yupp TV
Maldives Star Sports, Yupp TV


Don’t have time to watch the match live? then bookmark “Who won yesterday’s IPL match in IPL 2023” to check playing 11, scorecard, player of the match and live streaming details of the last played match.

IPL 1st Match History Since 2008

Year Match
2023 Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings
2022 Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
2021 Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challenger Bangalore
2020 Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
2019 Chennai Super Kings vsRoyal Challengers Bangalore
2018 Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
2017 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
2016 Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant
2015 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians
2014 Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
2013 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals
2012 Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians
2011 Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
2010 Deccan Charges vs Kolkata Knight Riders
2009 Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians
2008 Royal Challengers Banglore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL 2023 Format

IPL 2023 Format: The format of the IPL 2023 edition will be the same as the previous year but there will be changes in the venues. Following are the details of the IPL 2023 Format:

  • The ten teams are divided into two groups of five.
  • A random draw was used to determine the groups and who plays whom across the groups once and twice.
  • In the group stage, each team plays 14 games facing the other four teams in their group two times each (one home and one away game), four teams in the other group once, and the remaining team two times.
  • IPL Points Table system: The team winning a match will be awarded 2 points. The losing team will not receive any points. In case of a draw or no result, both teams will be awarded 1 point.
  • A four-game playoff stage following the Page playoff system is held after the group stage. Four games will be played in the playoffs:
      • Qualifier 1: between the teams ranked first and second in the group stage.
      • Eliminator: between the teams ranked third and fourth in the group stage.
      • Qualifier 2: between the loser of Qualifier 1 and the winner of the Eliminator.
      • Final: between the winners of Qualifiers 1 and 2.

IPL 2023 New Rules

IPL 2023 New Rules: BCCI introduced Impact Player Rule in IPL 2023 season and bring up a major change in IPL history. Apart from this, the tournament will follow the last edition’s rules. Following are the details of the IPL 2023 rules:

  • IPL 2023 to have two DRS for each inning.
  • Players can take reviews for wides and no-balls in IPL
  • Upon a catch dismissal, irrespective of whether the batsmen have crossed or not the incoming batsman will take the strike, except if it’s the last ball of the over
  • If any team fails to find their playing XI due to COVID-19, the BCCI will attempt to reschedule the game later in the IPL 2023.
  • If rescheduling won’t be possible then IPL Technical Team will see the matter.
  • In Playoffs/Final: If Super Over or subsequent Super Overs can’t be completed due to some reason then the team that has finished higher in the league will be declared as the winner.
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