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By Behindwoods News Bureau | Feb 19, 2019 06:53 PM

Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday released the schedule for the first two weeks of the 12th season of the series to be played this year.

IPL Schedule for first two weeks announced - First match in Chennai

The series will commence on March 23 in Chennai, where defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) led by MS Dhoni will clash with Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The first two weeks will witness a total of 17 matches.

Reportedly, the schedule is still subject to the announcement of the Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. The IPL in a statement said, "This is still subject to the announcement of Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. Once the election dates are released we will address any issues with the first two weeks and also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates."