When does the IPL start? Full schedule list for the 2023 season, how to watch on DAZN

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is by far the biggest T20 tournament in the world and it's 16th season is set to start later this week. 

This competition is unlike any other and attracts some of the biggest names in cricket who will compete for a place in May's final. 

The defending champions are the Gujarat Titans who managed to lift the iconic trophy in their maiden season and will have their sights set on back-to-back titles.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of this year's IPL.

IPL 2023 opening game date, start time

  • Date: Friday, March 31 
  • Game: Gujarat Titans vs. Chennai Super Kings 
  • Start time: 3 p.m. BST

The opening game of this year's IPL is scheduled for Friday, March 31 and will see defending champions Gujarat Titans take on the Chennai Super Kings. The match is set to get underway at 3 p.m. BST. 

IPL 2023 tournament schedule

Starting on March 31, all 10 teams will play each other home and away with the final game set for May 21 when Royal Challengers Bangalore face the Gujarat Titans.

The top four teams will then battle it out for place in the final, the full schedule for the knockout stage can be found below. 

IPL 2023 road to the final 

  • Qualifier 1: First place vs. second place
  • Eliminator: Third place vs. fourth place
  • Qualifier 2: Loser of Q1 vs. Eliminator winner

Dates for the above matches are yet to be confirmed, but the final will take place on Sunday, May 28. 

Can I watch the IPL on DAZN?

The opening game and the rest of this year's tournament will stream live on DAZN in the UK and Ireland. You can sign up for a subscription here.

What devices are supported on DAZN?

DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com (except Argentina, Chile and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:

Mobile Devices TV & Streaming Devices Game Consoles
iPhone, iPad Amazon Fire TV Playstation 4
Android phones, tablets Amazon Fire TV Stick Playstation 5
Amazon Fire tablet Android TV XBox One
  Apple TV XBox Series X | S
  Google Chromecast  
  LG Smart TV, Smartcast  
  Panasonic Smart TV  
  Samsung Smart TV  
  Sony Smart TV  



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