Television

Indian leg of the IPL to begin from 2 May

MUMBAI: There is good news for Indian cricket fans, who were left disheartened after the news hit that the first 20 matches of this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will kick-off in UAE.

 

IPL is set to return to Indian shores on 2 May for the remaining 36 matches, including four play-offs, which will be played in the home-leg.

 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after having successive discussions with the authorities at home, decided that the IPL can be played at home beginning from 2 May. The first leg of the IPL will be held in UAE from 16 to 30 April due to the general elections in India.

 

In the home-leg, each franchise will play nine matches and five of the eight teams will be playing at least four matches in their home stadium.

 

Chennai Super Kings will play two matches at Ranchi, while Kings XI Punjab will play two games at Cuttack. Rajasthan Royals will play four matches at Ahmedabad. There will be no matches on 1 May and 17 May.

 

The schedule of the UAE leg has also been tweaked to suit the franchises. The evening match slated for 26 April in Abu Dhabi, between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), will now be designated as a home match for the Knight Riders and the 28 April match in Dubai, between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and KXIP, will be designated as a home game for Kings team.

 

“Following on from the launch of ticket sales for the UAE leg today (3 April), I am pleased that we are now able to confirm the dates for the rest of the season,” said BCCI-IPL interim president Sunil Gavaskar in a press statement.

 

“It is great news that the fans back home in India will be able to watch a large part of the Pepsi IPL 2014. Given the various challenges and the logistical complexities, we have spent a considerable amount of time in crafting a balanced schedule,” he added.

 

IPL governing council chairman Ranjib Biswal said, “We are delighted to have the season back in India at the start of May. Organising an event of this scale at multiple venues in two countries is an enormous organisational undertaking and we are very grateful to the Government of India, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the police authorities in the various states for their support.”

 

Hosting IPL involves elaborate planning on several fronts, logistics included and it is critical that there is surety on the availability of the match venues, for a tournament of this magnitude. The BCCI has tried to work with various franchises and stakeholders to get confirmations to host matches in the cities.





The Rajasthan Royals have indicated to the BCCI that they are pleased to play their four home matches of the India leg of the 2014 season, at Ahmedabad, to avoid any uncertainty to their home matches. KXIP and CSK will be playing some of their home matches outside Mohali and Chennai respectively, due to non-availability of their home venue, for a large portion of May 2014.





Looks like the IPL will continue to look at as many venues as possible to play the tournament in forthcoming seasons, and that’s a good sign for smaller states and regions to come to the forefront.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/28/Untitled-3_0.jpg?itok=ZKMU8dAW
Star India's Gaurav Banerjee's take on 'P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke'

It has been labeled as the pioneer of saas bahu sagas. But, the leadership trio -- Uday Shankar-Sanjay Gupta-Gaurav Banerjee -- at the Twenty First Century Corp-owned Hindi GEC Star Plus -- has over the past few years been working at breaking down this myth.

Television TV Shows Thriller
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/27/Untitled-1_25.jpg?itok=_2A3Ev9J
Powerpuff Girls: Over 30 brands partner with Cartoon Network

The revival of Cartoon Network’s enduring original franchise The Powerpuff Girls made a spectacular debut on TV screens across EMEA recently. Now, with the show delivering consistently great ratings and interest in the brand accelerating, Cartoon Network proudly details its comprehensive first...

Television TV Channels Kids
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/27/Untitled-1_4.jpg?itok=a_JSVu5m
BARC India ropes in Nielsen's Jamie Kenny as DAM head

BARC India has appointed Jamie Kenney as the business head of its digital arm. The move is a part of BARC India’s plan of launching digital audience measurement in the country.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/27/TV9.jpg?itok=wNCSSNZG
TV9 network on sale; Zee group front-runner?

MUMBAI: Consolidation in the Indian news television business is but a foregone conclusion, thanks to the plethora of channels operating in the space. The only question is when and who.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/27/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=1qGZUh9d
Engaging content: Akbar Birbal folklore completes 500 episodes

Big Magic is all set to create a new benchmark with the completion of 500 episodes of its marquee show Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/26/Prannoy%20Roy.jpg?itok=O75DOjIQ
NDTV 24 x7 expands its presence in Singapore

New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) on 26 September announced the launch of its flagship channel, 'NDTV 24x7', on Singtel in Singapore.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/26/Untitled-1_26.jpg?itok=crzL0Kg-
Chrome week 38: English movies genre tops chart with 4.8 % OTS

The English movies genre emerged as the gainer in Chrome’s opportunity to see (OTS) analysis in six metros by registering an increase of 4.8 per cent. Movies Now was the leader with 49.6 per cent OTS in week 38.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/25/ipl800x800.jpg?itok=avJ0Q0ML
BCCI’s cricket media rights bonanza

MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has forecast that it is going to take home a whopping 60 per cent plus more media rights income from cricket in the financial year 2016-2017. The figure it has kept in its sights is Rs 1036.80 crore. In 2015-16, it had budgeted a figure of Rs...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/24/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=uUuTMLCE
Uri reaction: Zee considers dropping Pak shows from Zindagi

It makes sense, nationalism-wise. But, does it make sense, business-wise? An unexpected yet ideal tweet by media baron Subhash Chandra has catalysed a hot debate whether film actors from a hostile country should be allowed to earn millions working in the Indian film industry. His tweet follows in...

Television TV Channels GECs

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories