The 2019 season of the Indian Premier League, will be the twelfth season of the IPL, a professional Twenty20 cricket league established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. On 8 January 2019, the BCCI confirmed that the tournament would start on 23 March and take place entirely in India, after initial news reports speculated that it could be held in South Africa or the United Arab Emirates due to the Indian general elections.
India’s opening match at the 2019 Cricket World Cup was postponed from 2 to 5 June as the BCCI were directed to maintain a mandatory 15-day gap between the conclusion of IPL and India’s subsequent international fixture as per Lodha Committee’s recommendation.
Delhi Daredevils have been renamed as the Delhi Capitals, the franchise announced on 4 December 2018. During a function for the announcement of the new name, the franchise also released a new logo.