The wait is over. The 12th edition of the VIVO Indian Premier League will be kick start from 23 March. The 12th season of the cash-rich tournament will be full of immense clashes between the franchisees, swashbuckling record .i.e. Suresh Raina to surpass the 5000 runs mark, Rohit Sharma could be the first Indian to hit 200 sixes in IPL and many more records. The IPL auctions were concluded late last year with teams spending crores of rupees to get the player of their dreams.
Ahead of the IPL 2019, InsideSport.co has brought to its readers all the things that an IPL fan should know:
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has released the schedule for the first 17 matches of the Indian Premier League 2019. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will host Royal Challengers Bangalore in the season opener on March 23.
The 12 matches will be played during the first two-week period across the 8 home venues of all the franchises. All teams will play a minimum of 4 matches, except for the Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, who both will be playing five games each.
IPL 2019 Squads
The Indian Premier League Season 12 (IPL 2019) will be broadcast live in eight languages, including Hindi and English, across nearly twenty Star India Network screens. The Hindi broadcast if confirmed on Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and SD channels, while the live English broadcast will be on all other Star Sports pay channels.
Star India has dedicated the following channels for the regional language broadcast:
Tamil: Star Sports Tamil (All match days); and Vijay Super SD for the Opening, Closing ceremonies and live matches on all Sundays.
Telugu: Star Sports Telugu (All match days); and Maa Movies SD and HD for the Opening, Closing ceremonies and live matches on all Sundays.
Kannada: Star Sports Kannada (All match days); and Star Suvarna SD and HD for the Opening, Closing ceremonies and live matches on all Sundays.
Bengali: Star Sports Bangla (All match days); and Jalsha Movies SD and HD for the Opening, Closing ceremonies and live matches on all Sundays.
Marathi: Star Pravah SD and HD for the Opening, Closing ceremonies and live matches on all Sundays.
Malayalam: Asianet Plus SD o for the Opening, Closing ceremonies and live matches on all Sundays.
All the action will also be simulcast on Star’s video on demand platform Hotstar.