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Live broadcast listings (TV, live streaming, radio) – April 7

Star Sports 1 HD | Star Sports 2 HD | Star Sports Tamil 1 HD |  Star Sports Hindi 1 HD

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The 2018 season of the Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 11, will be the eleventh season of the IPL, a professional Twenty20 cricket league established by the BCCI in 2007. The season, which will be held from 7 April to 27 May, will see the return of the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals after serving two years of suspension for the involvement of their respective owners in the 2013 IPL betting case. This would be the first season with DRS.

Star Sports purchased the media rights at ₹16,347.5 crore ($2.55 billion) for five years starting from 2018.

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Background

The IPL matches in Chennai were threatened due to Kaveri River water dispute protests. Madras high court issued a notice to BCCI after a PIL was filed seeking stay on IPL. IPL Fanpark,a initiative where matches are hosted in stadium on a large screen has been planned to be held across 36 cities in 19 states across the India.

Format

Eight teams are scheduled to play in 2018. The tournament involves each team playing every other team twice in a home-and-away, double round-robin format. At the conclusion of the double round-robin league, the top four teams on the basis of aggregate points qualify for the playoffs. In this stage, the top two teams compete with each other (in a match titled “Qualifier 1”), as do the remaining two teams (in a match titled “Eliminator”). While the winner of Qualifier 1 directly qualifies for the final match, the losing team gets another chance to qualify for the final match by playing the winning team of the Eliminator match; this match is titled Qualifier 2. The winner of this subsequent Qualifier 2 match moves onto the final match. The team that wins the final match is crowned the Indian Premier League winners.The schedule for the tournament was published on 14 February 2018.

Broadcast

Star Sports won the global media rights at ₹16,347.5 crore ($2.55 billion) for five years starting from 2018. In India, the tournament will be broadcast on Star Network channels in six languages(English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali). For the first time, IPL would also be broadcast on public broadcaster Doordarshan. The TV rights for rest of the world were won by Willow TV for US and Canada, Sky Sports for UK, Fox Sports for Australia, Sky Sport for New Zealand, SuperSport for sub Saharan Africa, beIN Sports for Middle-East and North America, Flow TV for Caribbean, Geo Super for Pakistan, Channel 9 for Bangladesh and Lemar TV for Afghanistan. The radio rights were won by Cricket Radio globally(except Indian subcontinent), 89.1 Radio 4 FM and Gold 101.3 FM for US and Talksport for UK. Star’s digital platform Hotstar held the digital rights for India, US and Canada. The digital rights for rest of the world were won by Sky Sports for UK, Fox Sports for Australia, Sky Sport for New Zealand, SuperSport for sub Saharan Africa, beIN Sports for Middle-East and North America, Flow TV for Caribbean, Geo Super for Pakistan, Channel 9 for Bangladesh and YuppTV for Australia, Europe, SE Asia & South America. Star India also announced its plan to broadcast IPL in Virtual Reality. 

Venues

Ten venues were selected to host the matches. The opening match and the final will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The venues for two playoffs were not announced initially due to the norm of allotting the Eliminator and second qualifier to the home stadium of last season’s runner-up, and the fact that the 2017 runner-up, Rising Pune Supergiant were no longer a part of the IPL. Later, both playoffs were allotted to Pune. Except for Kings XI Punjab, all other teams will play their home games at their traditional home venues. Kings XI were scheduled to play three of their home games in Indore and the other four games in Mohali. But later schedule was changed due to logistical issues owing to the closure of Chandigarh Airport and hence would play three of their home games in Mohali and the other four games in Indore making exception to the rule of playing at least four home matches at their designated home venue.

Teams and standings

Kolkata Knight Riders 

Players retained: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine RTM cards left: 3 Money left in purse: Rs. 59 crore

Here are players KKR can use their RTM cards on: Gautam Gambhir, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Sheldon Jackson (WK), Ankit Rajpoot, Rishi Dhawan, Sayan Ghosh, R Sanjay Yadav and Ishank Jaggi.

Chennai Super Kings 

Players retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja RTM cards left: 2 Money left in purse: Rs 47 crore

Here are players CSK can use their RTM cards on: Baba Aparajith, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Ishwar Pandey, Brendon McCullum, Ronit More, Dwayne Smith and Andrew Tye.

Mumbai Indians 

Players retained: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah RTM cards left: 2 Money left in purse: Rs. 47 crore

Here are players MI can use their RTM cards on: Shreyas Gopal, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, J Suchith, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Jitesh Sharma, Tim Southee, Jos Buttler, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, K Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya, Asela Gunaratne and Nicholas Pooran.

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

Players retained: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar RTM cards left: 3 Money left in purse: Rs. 67.5 crore

Here are players SRH can use their RTM cards on: Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha, Ricky Bhui, Kane Williamson, Siddharth Kaul, Bipul Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Cutting, Abhimanyu Mithun, Barinder Sran, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Eklavya Dwivedi, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Nabi, Ben Laughlin, Pravin Tambe and Tanmay Agarwal.

Delhi Daredevils 

Players retained: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris RTM cards left: 2 Money left in purse: Rs. 47 crore

Here are players DD can use their RTM cards on: JP Duminy, Mohammed Shami, Quinton de Kock, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, CV Milind, Syed Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Angelo Mathews, Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini and Shashank Singh.

Rajasthan Royals 

Player retained: Steve Smith RTM cards left: 3 Money left in purse: Rs. 67.5 crore

Here are players RR can use their RTM cards on: Ankit Sharma, Rajat Bhatia, James Faulkner, Dhawal Kulkarni, Vikramjeet Malik, Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Salunkhe, Pravin Tambe, Dishant Yagnik, Sagar Trivedi, Rahul Tewatia and Juan Theron.

Kings XI Punjab 

Player retained: Axar Patel RTM cards left: 3 Money left in purse: Rs. 67.5 crore

Here are players KXIP can use their RTM cards on: Manan Vohra, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Wriddhiman Saha, Murali Vijay, NS Naik, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh. Hashim Amla, Marcus Stoinis, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Martin Guptill, Darren Sammy and Rinku Singh.

 

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