IPL 2018 Schedule. Time Table : Indian Premier League or IPL is one of the most renowned and famous tournament played in India. This tournament serves as one of the greatest platform for rising young superstars from all over the country and even from other places of the world. This tournament has gifted many young talents to the national team of India. Indian Premier League is the best platform to showcase your talent and stand out to create something big.
The tournament first started in the year 2007, almost 11 years back from the present time; from its very first season this has been a great game changer for the career of many players. Every year during the month of April, this tournament kicks off and lasts almost for a span of two months; and, without it any doubt, it provides great entertainment for the cricket frenzy fans all over India.
The format of the game is T20 and it is played in double round robin format and then directly play-offs. The tournament is played in India and the board of cricket controlling the tournament is BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). The numbers of teams that participate in the tournament are 8.
The IPL is now going on for over a decade and it has given a lot of memories to cherish for; the players from all over the world gather here and it is lovely to see the friendliness between the players. This is one of the major tournaments of India and now this tournament is stepping into its 11th season. Many diehard fans have almost started to gather all the important information regarding the upcoming season of IPL; so here we are with all the information one needs to know about the latest edition of IPL.
IPL 2018 Starting Date :
IPL is one such tournament which almost kicks off in the month of April. For the last 10 years this tournament starts from the month of April and wraps up almost at the end of May. This tournament is also like an emotion for many cricket fans as they get to see some of their loved veteran players playing, some who have retired from international circuit. There is actually not much information about the exact starting date of the 11th edition of IPL; but people are hoping it to kick off at its natural timing. Well for now, all we have to do is to wait for the upcoming edition.
IPL 2018 Teams :
There have been a lot of ups and downs in the last 10 years of IPL and it has a lot of memories as well as controversies included. In the last 10 years, the number of teams also have changed; the two teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were banned once due to the fixing controversy and as their replacement, teams like Rising Pune Super Giants and Gujrat Lions have been introduced. But now, as the suspension period is over, BCCI has ordered that the team of Pune and Gujrat cannot play now and in their place again Chennai Super kings and Rajasthan Royals will play. So, it is now going to be a tournament of 8 teams playing against each other to win the prestigious trophy.
IPL Schedule 2018 – Indian Premier League Time Table, Fixtures PDF
The 8 teams will play a total of 16 matches in a double round robin format and then the top 4 teams of the points table will qualify for the play-offs. The exact date and schedule is still not disclosed but we are hoping it to start at the right time. The auction is also going to be a great one this year, as a pool of great players will be available. In short, the coming year’s IPL is going to be one great hell of a tournament.