The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League will start in Chennai on April 9 with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on the Royal Challengers Banagalore in the opening encounter in Chennai. BCCI has confirmed that Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata will be hosting the league. The Narendra Modi Cricket stadium will host the playoffs on May 25, 26 and 28, and the final on May 30. BCCI has also confirmed that the tournament will begin behind closed doors and a decision to allow fans inside stadiums will be taken at a later stage. The Indian board has communicated the same to the IPL franchises.