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IPL 2018: Match timings likely to change if broadcasters Star India gives approval


Every Cricket fans are eagerly waiting for the Indian Premier League 2018 edition as the fans could see the comeback of popular teams like Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. The most popular cricket league in the world is all set to get into it’s eleventh edition.

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75% fans are waiting to know more about the players retention and the right to match cards. The Auctions, Different players, comeback of two popular teams & New Broadcast, these things will surely make IPL 2018 a different one from other editions.

Night games at 7 pm 

After all these changes in this edition, Now Subject to approval from the television broadcasters Star India, the BCCI is likely to change the timing for the IPL matches from the upcoming season, with the 8pm match game beginning at 7 instead. Over the years, the day matches have been played at 4 pm (IST) and the night matches have commenced at 8 pm (IST). The 8pm start has often seen the matches continue well past midnight, thus causing a problem to the fans at the stadium and to parents of kids at home, watching on television.

It was in a IPL general council meeting that the chairman Rajeev Shukla floated the idea of an early start. The idea was welcomed by the franchises, but finalising on it would depend on the broadcaster. The idea will help the players, Parents and the fans as well.

“It was just a thought (starting game at 7 pm) and everyone welcomed it but first we need to speak to broadcaster and take their nod. We will work on modalities then. There are many centres where traveling is major concern. All the issues were discussed and we all thought to start the game but early,” IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla told The Indian Express.


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