Another year, another season for the Indian Premier League. Although last season was a very difficult time not only for the fans but also for all teams and everyone involved in the sport as people had seen all sports closed and all games suspended due to the restrictions caused by the threat of a pandemic. Now, as things start to pick up speed again, so do the sport – meaning a new season is one to watch.
Although the odds and lines for betting today on the IPL match are available, nothing is certain yet and these numbers would always change as the start date approaches. In the meantime, here are some of the most important things you need to know about the IPL 2021.
IPL back in India for 2021
If 2020 was anything for the Indian Premier League, it has been a very difficult and difficult year for the teams and the whole league as a whole. Due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic in India (as well as in many parts of the world as well), BCCI has decided to continue the 2020 season outside of India. To date, although games have been played away from the country in the past, it has never been so “forced” as for the whole situation of 2020. This whole situation has also put great stress on the players. players because they were forced to play more games with tighter spreads to catch up to the schedule as much as possible.
Now the good news is that things are already looking good enough that cricket teams can finally return home and start seasons in the league’s home country. According to the BCCI, although a new season staged in the United Arab Emirates has been put on the table for consideration, this may no longer be the case at the moment.
“We are working to have the IPL in India and we hope to be able to organize it,” BCCI Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumals said in an interview. “We’re not even thinking of a save at this point as well, we want to do that here. India is probably more secure than the UAE at this point. I hope the situation remains stable and continues to improve and we will have it here. “
IPL 2021 start date, auction date
So far, the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) had confirmed that the 2021 Indian Premier League season would start on April 11, 2021. This would only place the new season around two weeks after its tour ended with England. The all-format series matches between the two countries started on February 5, 2021 and will be played as a four-match test series.
Of course, as usual, before the games, the auctions would take place. So far, several teams have already announced a partial roster of players they will keep for the coming season and those they will drop and be left open for acquisition by other teams.
The auction will be held on February 18 in Chennai, and while there have been rumors of names that each team could acquire, nothing can be certain until the very day.
Where to watch the IPL 2021 livestream
For the people of India, the games will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network, and the network has reached a deal to make the game available in multiple languages for international fans. For everyone outside of India, the games would be available to stream through Disney + Hotstar. Other streaming services are also expected to partner with IPL to make the games available to as many fans as possible around the world.