The game on September 21 is at Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh Stadium, the home venue of the Rajasthan Royals.
On the following day there will be a double-header at Ranchi’s JSCA International Stadium Complex, with Brisbane Heat, the winner of Australia’s T20 Big Bash League, playing Trinidad and Tobago, the domestic T20 champions in the West Indies, in the first game.
That will be followed by Chennai Super Kings against the Titans, South Africa’s domestic T20 runners-up.
Ahead of the group stage – which features two groups of five teams – there is a four-team one-off group qualifying stage, with the teams all playing each other and the top two progressing to the tournament proper. That will run from September 17-20.
With a total of 29 matches, the tournament will culminate with semi-finals on October 4/5 then the final on October 6 which will be held at the Ferozeshah Kotla Ground, Delhi. There is a total prize money of $6million (£3.9million) at stake.
The entire tournament is scheduled to be broadcast on British Eurosport.
Faisalabad Wolves Pakistan v New Zealand Otago Volts
Sunrisers Hyderabad India v Sri Lanka TBD
Otago Volts New Zealand v Sri Lanka TBD
Faisalabad Wolves Pakistan v India Sunrisers Hyderabad
Faisalabad Wolves Pakistan v Sri Lanka TBD
Otago Volts New Zealand v India Sunrisers Hyderabad
Rajasthan Royals India v India Mumbai Indians
Highveld Lions South Africa v Australia Perth Scorchers
Mumbai Indians India v TBD
Perth Scorchers Australia v TBD
Highveld Lions South Africa v India Rajasthan Royals
Highveld Lions South Africa v India Mumbai Indians
Highveld Lions v TBD
Rajasthan Royals India v Australia Perth Scorchers
Rajasthan Royals India v TBD
Mumbai Indians India v Australia Perth Scorchers
Brisbane Heat Australia v Trinidad and Tobago
Chennai Super Kings India v South Africa Titans
Brisbane Heat Australia v South Africa Titans
Trinidad and Tobago v TBD
Chennai Super Kings India v TBD
Titans South Africa v TBD
Brisbane Heat Australia v India Chennai Super Kings
Titans South Africa v Trinidad and Tobago
Brisbane Heat Australia v TBD
Chennai Super Kings India v Trinidad and Tobago
Group A winners v Group B runners-up
Group B winners v Group A runners-up
TBD v TBD