Now the kick-off date of the 16th IPL has come forward. This time the men's IPL will be held on Indian soil. The match will be a home-away match. The board wants to finish the IPL before England vs Ireland test. IPL 2023 will commence from March 31 through May 28. Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings will square off in the opening game at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Complex. On May 28, the championship game will take place at the same site. Don’t miss the Dhoni vs Hardik duel in the first match of 2023’s IPL on 31st March.
What is IPL?
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India that was founded in 2008. The league has gained immense popularity not only in India but also around the world and has become one of the most-watched sports leagues globally. The IPL is a franchise-based league, with each team representing a city or state in India. As one of the most-watched and popular sports leagues in the world, the league has brought in new audiences who were not previously interested in cricket and has also helped in the development of cricket infrastructure in India.
Why IPL is the best sports event?
It is currently the No. 1 cricket tournament in the entire world organized by the BCCI. The IPL has a unique player auction system where each team bids for players from around the world, including international players. This system has resulted in many young Indian cricketers getting the opportunity to play alongside some of the best players in the world and gain exposure on a global platform. Famous cricketers from all countries participate in IPL. Through the Indian Premier League or the Crorepati League, these cutting-edge cricketers will be able to hone their cricketing skills and enhance the quality of our teams. Cricket Operations and Development Member Manhas Mithun said, not only is the world's most-watched cricket tournament entering its 16th year, but this tournament has revolutionized cricket, and the largest fan following has made the sport more popular.
An Unknown but Interesting Secret of IPL & Indian Economy
Apart from cricket, the IPL has also become a significant source of revenue for the Indian economy. The league attracts a massive amount of viewership and generates significant revenue through ticket sales, sponsorships, and broadcasting rights. The league has also helped in creating job opportunities and boosting the hospitality and tourism industry in India.
What's new in 2023 IPL?
The most talked about rule in IPL 2023 is the Impact Player rule, which allows teams to not bat after the toss but instead depends on the bowling. This rule will help teams plan for 'Impact Players'. Due to this new rule, no team will get the added advantage of winning the toss.
Secondly, if the wicketkeeper makes any illegal movement during a ball, the ball will be declared as a dead ball and a penalty of 5 runs will be awarded. All in all, a new form of cricket is going to be seen in the 2023 IPL.
How many matches will be played for IPL Schedule 2023?
A total of 74 matches will be played for IPL Schedule 2023. There will be a total of 70 matches in the group stage of this year's IPL. The first match on March 31 will pit four-time champions Chennai Super Kings against defending champions Gujarat Titans. And May 21 will be the last match of the group stage. ARCB and Gujarat will face each other.
There are a total of 18 double headers out of 70 matches in the group stage. In addition, like before IPL, each team has to play 7 home matches and 7 away matches when each franchise returns to their city.
Venues of 2023 IPL
Although there are 10 teams, this year's IPL will be played in a total of 12 fields. That is, apart from the home venue of each team, there are two fields. These 12 venues are –
Where can IPL be seen?
Fans have already booked tickets to watch their favorite team play. However, many cannot go to the field to watch all the matches. They can watch IPL on TV or mobile at home. As we have received information from the Official Website iplt20.com, under IPL 2023 Auction date, this time IPL will be broadcast separately on both Star Sports TV and digital OTT platform. All matches of IPL 2023 will be shown on Star Sports Network. JioCinema will be streaming every IPL match live on the app. JioPhone subscribers can watch IPL 2023 for free. Jio users can download the Jio Cinema application from Play Store or App Store and watch all IPL matches for free in 4K resolution. Commentaries can be heard in 12 languages.
IPL 2023 Team List
A total of 10 teams are participating under IPL Schedule 2023.
1. Chennai Super Kings
2. Delhi Challengers
3. Gujrat Titians
4. Kolkata Knight Riders
5. Lucknow Super Giants
6. Mumbai Indians
7. Punjab Kings
8. Rajasthan Royals
9. Royal Challengers Bangalore
10. Sunrisers Hyderabad
IPL 2023 has also divided 10 teams into two groups.
Group 'A' includes - Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, and Lucknow Super Giants.
Group 'B' includes - Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royals Challengers Bangalore, and Gujarat Titans.