Match fixtures and complete time-table of IPL 10 goes viral on WhatsApp; is this schedule official?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 is still a months away, but the buzz around the most awaited cricketing league has already picked up pace.

The popular messaging app, WhatsApp is flooded with IPL 2017 complete time-table and match fixtures. According to the viral forwarded WhatsApp message, IPL 2017 is scheduled to begin on April 9, 2017 and will be played till May 29, 2017.


It also informs that the first match will be played between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants on April 9, 2017. Though, the authenticity of this VIVO IPL 2017 complete time-table being an official schedule is yet to be established.

There is a discrepancy in the opening match of the tournament as well as IPL 10 finale dates from what was announced earlier by the IPL chairman, Rajeev Shukla. Shukla earlier has informed that the 10th edition of Indian Premier League may begin from April 5, 2017, while this message on IPL 2017 match fixtures states the tournament to commence on April 9, 2017.

Also, the given IPL 10 schedule becomes more skeptical as the opening game does not feature defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and instead, has Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants playing the inaugural match of 2017 IPL tournament.


IPL 2017 Schedule: All match fixtures and complete time-table of IPL 10 (as per WhatsApp message)

09/4/2017 MI/RPS
10/4/2017 KKR/DD
11/4/2017 KXIP/GL
12/4/2017 RCB/SRH
13/4/2017 KKR/MI
14/4/2017 GL/RPS
15/4/2017 DD/KXIP
16/4/2017 SRH/KKR
16/4/2017 MI/GL
17/4/2017 KXIP/RPS
17/4/2017 RCB/DD
18/4/2017 SRH/MI
19/4/2017 KXIP/KKR
20/4/2017 MI/RCB
21/4/2017 GL/SRH
22/4/2017 RPS/RCB
23/4/2017 DD/MI
23/4/2017 SRH/KXIP
24/4/2017 GL/RCB
24/4/2017 RPS/KKR
25/4/2017 KXIP/MI
26/4/2017 SRH/RPS
27/4/2017 DD/GL
28/4/2017 MI/KKR
29/4/2017 RPS/GL
30/4/2017 DD/KKR
30/4/2017 SRH/RCB
01/5/2017 GL/KXIP
01/5/2017 RPS/MI
02/5/2017 RCB/KKR
03/5/2017 GL/DD
04/5/2017 KKR/KXIP
05/5/2017 DD/RPS
06/5/2017 SRH/GL
07/5/2017 RCB/RPS
07/5/2017 KXIP/DD
08/5/2017 MI/SRH
08/5/2017 KKR/GL
09/5/2017 KXIP/RCB
10/5/2017 RPS/SRH
11/5/2017 RCB/MI
12/5/2017 SRH/DD
13/5/2017 MI/KXIP
14/5/2017 RCB/GL
14/5/2017 KKR/RPS
15/5/2017 MI/DD
15/5/2017 KXIP/SRH
16/5/2017 KKR/RCB
17/5/2017 RPS/DD
18/5/2017 RCB/KXIP
19/5/2017 GL/KKR
20/5/2017 DD/SRH
21/5/2017 RPS/KXIP
21/5/2017 GL/MI
22/5/2017 KKR/SRH
22/5/2017 DD/RCB
24/5/2017 Qualifier 1
25/5/2017 Eliminator
27/5/2017 Qualifier 2
29/5/2017 GRAND FINALE

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