Week Ahead, May 20-26: IPL 2024 To Get Its Winner; French Open Qualifying Rounds Kick Off

The IPL drama enters its final stages with the playoffs beginning this week and the final scheduled for Sunday. French Open takes off in Paris with the qualifying rounds first. Football, badminton, Formula 1 all have important events lined up and in this piece we look at all this and much more that is coming up across sports arenas in the next week

IPL 2024: Who will get their hands on the trophy this season? Photo: AP

Sports action goes on as we move ahead towards the end of May 2024. The countdown for the Paris Olympic Games 2024 continues while the Indian Premier League 2024 enters its business end with just four matches remaining to decide the winner of this edition. (More Sports News)

Football, tennis, badminton, Formula 1 all have important events lined up and in this piece we look at all this and much more that is coming up across sports arenas in the next week.


IPL 2024 will be wrapped up this week with the final set to close out the week on Sunday May 26.

Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, SunRisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bengaluru are the four sides that remain alive in the tournament and one of them will become the champions of the IPL 2024.

Qualifier 1 is on Tuesday May 21 with the Eliminator scheduled for the next day May 22. After a day's rest Qualifier 2 will take place on May 24 and then the summit clash happens in Chennai on May 26.

There is a lot of T20I cricket action also lined up with teams trying their best to prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Pakistan's 4 T20I tour of England begins Wednesday and the second game is on Saturday.

The T20I tri-series between Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland ends this week. Bangladesh begin their tour to the USA and South Africa start their West Indies tour this week only.

In women's cricket, Pakistan and England would begin their 3-match ODI series this week.


The final day of Ligue 1 will kick off the week for Indian football fans as it begins just after Sunday midnight as per Indian Standard Time.

The Ligue 1 champions PSG will be without Kylian Mbappe who is set to leave the club at the end of the season in their final day encounter at Metz.

In France, the final of the French Cup also takes place on Sunday with PSG and Lyon up against each other.

The final day in the Spanish LaLiga is also scheduled towards the end of this week on Sunday.

Manchester City and Manchester United will clash in the final of the FA Cup on Saturday.

In the AFC Champions League final Al Ain will be looking to overcome to 1-2 deficit against Yokohama when the two teams for the second leg of the title clash on Saturday.


The qualifying rounds for the French Open 2024 begin Monday, May 20 but the main draw of the tournament starts on Sunday, May 26.

All eyes will be on Rafael Nadal's participation for whom many believe this will be his last outing at the Roland Garros.

Geneva Open in Switzerland is up and running and will be ending on Saturday. Indian superstar Sumit Nagal will be in action at the tournament.

Other Sports

In badminton, action moves to Malaysia where the Malaysian Masters begins Tuesday and ends on Sunday.

Formula 1 action continues in Europe with the Monaco Grand Prix lined up for Sunday.

In MotoGP, Catalan Grand Prix also takes place on Sunday.

In athletics, Indian mixed relay team will be eyeing a Paris quota at the Asian Relays that take place on Monday and Tuesday in Bangkok.