The month of April 2021 marks a special month for the sporting and betting world as major sports events like IPL 2021, EFL Cup Final, and Gran Canaria Open will be taking place in the following month. With the 4th month of 2021 promising to be memorable for sports fans after many cancelled events, here is a look at all the major sports events that are scheduled and open at betting sites for April 2021.
Cricket | Pakistan Tour of South Africa
The Pakistan national cricket team will leave for Johannesburg on 26th of March to take on South Africa in an ODI series. The three ODI matches, which are a part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Super League, will be played on 2nd, 4th, and 7th April. The SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium in Centurion will be a host to the first and third ODI, while the second match will be played at the Wanderers Stadium in Sandton.
Following the three ODI matches, Pakistan will lock horns with South Africa in four T20I fixtures. The SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium in Centurion will host the opening two matches on 10 and 12 April, while Wanderers Stadium in Sandton will be the venue for the third and fourth T20Is.
This Pakistan tour of South Africa was originally scheduled for October 2020 but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has now been rescheduled prior to Pakistan’s tour of Zimbabwe, which will commence on April 17.
Tour Fixture Schedule
- 2 April – 1st ODI; SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion
- 4 April – 2nd ODI; Wanderers Stadium, Sandton
- 7 April – 3rd ODI; SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion
- 10 April – 1st T20I; Wanderers Stadium, Sandton
- 12 April – 2nd T20I; Wanderers Stadium, Sandton
- 14 April – 3rd T20I; SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion
- 16 April – 4th T20I; SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion
Cricket | Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will commence on April 9th in Chennai. The first IPL 2021 game will see Mumbai Indians taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore. IPL 2020’s runner-up Delhi Capitals will start their season on April 10 against Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai. For more information, read our full IPL 2021 Betting Guide.
Six cities – Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Kolkata – will host the entire IPL tournament. Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru will host 10 IPL 2021 matches each, while Delhi and Ahmedabad will be host to eight matches during the league stages. As for the knockout stage, it will be played entirely in Ahmedabad.
With 11 double-headers in the tournament, the final match of the 14th IPL edition will be played on May 30 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Schedule – 9 April to 30 May
Venues – Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Kolkata
First match – Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai
Betting tips – IPL Betting tips prior to each match!
Golf | 2021 Masters Tournament
The 2021 Masters Tournament will be the 85th edition of the Masters Tournament. It is scheduled between April 8-11 at the Augusta National Club in Augusta, Georgia. This year, participation in the Masters Tournament is by invitation only, and there are a number of criteria by which invites are awarded. The criteria include all past winners, recent major golf champions, leading players in the PGA tour, and more. As of now, 84 golf players have earned an invitation based on the criteria and are expected to compete in the upcoming Masters Tournament.
Schedule: 8-11 April 2021
Venue: Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, Georgia
Horse Racing | 2021 Grand National
The 2021 Grand National is scheduled to be the 173rd annual running of the Grand National horse race at the Aintree racecourse in Liverpool. The horse racing event will take place from Thursday 8th of April to Saturday 10th of April. As always, the event will be sponsored by Randox Health this year. Also, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the entire event is unfortunately set to take place behind closed doors.
Schedule: 8-10 April 2021
Venue: Aintree, Liverpool, England
Feature races (jump): JLT Melling Steeple Chase, Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase, Grand National
Football | 2021 EFL Cup Final
The 2021 EFL Cup Final will be played between Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City on 25th of April 2021. The Wembley Stadium in London will host the football final of the 2021 EFL Cup. This final was originally scheduled to take place on 28th of February 2021, but EFL’s desire for large in-person attendance has led to the change of date.
Match between: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City
Date: Sunday 25 April 2021
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Golf | Gran Canaria Open 2021
The Gran Canaria Open in the season 2021 will be played in TBC Spain. The tournament will commence on Thursday 22nd of April and will end on Sunday 25th of April 2021. The Gran Canaria Open is part of the European Tour in the season 2021.
Date: 22-25 April
Venue: TBC Spain
Cycling | 2021 Etape Loch Ness
The 2021 Etape Loch Ness will be held on fully closed roads around the shores of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. This 106 km cycle sportive is scheduled to take place on 25 April 2021.
Date: April 25, 2021
Venue: Etape Loch Ness, Eden Court Theatre Bishops Road Inverness, United Kingdom
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Last Updated on March 19, 2021
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