Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals landed in Guwahati on Saturday night to prepare ahead of this year’s edition, with the franchise set to play two matches here as the home team.
Rajasthan Royals, who have an understanding with Assam Cricket Association (ACA) to promote the sport in this part of the country, will be playing two of their league matches this term at the ACA Barsapara Stadium, which was confirmed with the release of the schedule for IPL 2023.
The IPL 2023 season, which is set to kick-off later this month on March 31, will see Guwahati hosting Rajasthan Royals as the home team against two other franchises. The two Rajasthan Royals’ matches are scheduled to be played on April 5 and April 8 when they will take on Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals respectively.
Ahead of the start of this year’s edition of the IPL, the Rajasthan Royals team has arrived in Guwahati to begin their preparations. As per reports, they players will start their practice sessions from today itself.
According to information received, the Rajasthan Royals team will be here in Guwahati for a week as they prepare for the tournament. The team arrived last night in parts and will begin preparations today, reports stated.
Earlier on February 17, it was confirmed that this year, Guwahati will get to witness two IPL matches with Rajasthan Royals playing as the home team, as IPL released the schedule for this year’s edition.
According to the schedule, Guwahati will witness Rajasthan Royals play Punjab Kings in the first of the two IPL matches on April 5 (Wednesday). The match will be played at 7.30 pm.
Moreover, the second IPL match will be played two days later on April 8 (Saturday) where Rajasthan Royals will take on Delhi Capitals. That match will take place at 3.30 pm.