The 11th edition of world’s biggest T20 cricket tournament, Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) is expected start date is 7th April and will conclude in May 2018 with a big final. Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are also set to return to Indian Premier League after the completion of 2-year bans. IPL 2017 will be different from past season as all the players will go in the IPL auction and every franchise will look to buy key players. You can find IPL 2018 schedule and time table here once it confirmed by the BCCI.
Mumbai Indians is the defending champion of IPL 2017 who defeated Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016 final. Chinese mobile manufacturer VIVO has retained the title sponsorship for cash-rich League for another five years (2018-22). The 2018 IPL could well be a completely different from previous seasons because everything will start once again.[ IPL 2018 Teams Squads ]
IPL 2018 Schedule & Time Table
The Vivo IPL 2018 schedule is yet to confirmed but it is likely to start in April and end in May. The complete IPL 11 Fixtures will be announced by the IPL’s Governing Council very soon. The IPL 2018 will last for 47 days across 10 venues. As per IPL 2018 schedule, each team played 14 games in league stage – seven at home and seven in away and top four teams will now play playoffs.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) is all set to participate in the IPL 2018. IPL 2018 schedule and PDF download of full fixtures with the venue, date, and time table will be available here soon.
According to Indian Premier League 2017 schedule, it will officially kick off with an opening ceremony before the match on April 5, 2017. The 10th season of Indian Premier League will see a total of 60 matches played across India. The 2017 IPL timetable with full matches, date, match timings and venue are listed above.
As of now in total eight teams are the official participants of the VIVO IPL 2018 cricket tournament. With 2 Season ban for Csk and RR, two new teams who played the IPL 2015-16 season were Gujrat Lions and Rising Pune Spur Giants.
Vivo IPL 2018 Teams
Moreover, after its inception, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians have dominated the League by winning the IPL Twice. Whereas, Rajasthan Royals have won it one time.
Whereas, Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab hasn’t won the IPL Trophy yet as they are participating from the Begining of the League. Newly entered teams Gujrat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants participated the Vivo IPL 2016 season for the first time. In Indian Premier League, teams play and apply their strategies according to the IPL schedule and their fixtures.
|KingsXI Punjab||Punjab (Mohali)||Bindra Stadium Mohali||25,000|
|Mumbai Indians||Maharashtra (Mumbai)||Wankhede Stadium||33,000|
|Rising Pune Supergiants||Maharashtra (Pune)||Sahara Stadium||42,000|
|Royal Challengers Banglore||Karnataka (Banglore)||Chinnaswamy stadium||40,000|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||West Bengal (Kolkata)||Eden Garden||67,000|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||Andhra Pradesh(Hyderabad)||Ranjiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium||65,000|
|Delhi Daredevils||Delhi||Feroz Shah Kotla||41,000|
|Gujrat Lions||Gujrat||Green Park Stadium, Kanpur||28,000|
IPL’s popularity has increased immensely after its introduction in 2007 by the BCCI Chairman Lalit Modi. Moreover, as of now the IPL is the most viewed cricket league in the world and ranks sixth among all sports leagues. Although IPL is not just a Sports League in India its a lot more than that. Not only it contributes by entertaining the Viewers across the Country but also massively contributes to India’s GDP as well.
According to the American Valuation expertise Duff & Phelps, the Brand Value of IPL has jumped to $4.16 billion after the 2016 Season. As per the BCCI, the 2016 IPL season contributed ₹11.5 billion (US$182 million) to the GDP of India. Let us now check the Vivo IPL 2017 Schedule info.