The Indian Premier League celebrates it’s 10th birthday as the tenth edition of the cash rich tournament is all set to kick off from Wednesday, April 5. IPL is the first big domestic competition that showed how T20 cricket could be effectively commercialised, and it is still the leader of the pack. The 2017 Indian Premier League, the 10th edition will begin with its first opening ceremony and the opening match in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Local favourites Sunrisers Hyderabad will play hosts to Royal Challengers Bangalore following what is expected to be a spectacular show. Every city hosting the IPL this year ― Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Pune and Rajkot ― will have its own ceremony to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the competition.Also Read - LIVE India vs New Zealand 1st Test Score and Updates, Day 3: Axar Takes 5 Wickets As New Zealand 8 Down; Trail By 75 Runs
IPL is the most-attended cricket league and ranks sixth among all sports leagues in the world. As per Duff & Phelps, the estimated brand value of IPL was $4.16 billion in 2016. Total eight teams play each year to become IPL champions and each team plays against each other twice in a home-and-away round-robin format in the group stage of the competition. Indian Premier League IPL 2016 total prize money was around ₹47 crore ($7 million). Since its inception, total thirteen teams have played in the Indian Premier League and out of those only six teams have won the title. Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders have become the IPL winners twice while Rajasthan Royals, Sunrises Hyderabad and Deccan Chargers have won once so far. Sunrises Hyderabad are the current IPL champions having won the 2016 season against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Also Read - IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 5 Players Lucknow Can Eye For Upcoming Season
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Indian Premier League will start from April 5, Wednesday. Sunrisers Hyderabad will play hosts to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match of the mega event. You can watch IPL matches at 4PM and 8PM.
Where will Indian Premier League matches will be played?
Eight cities will play host in IPL 2017. IPL matches will be played in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Pune and Rajkot.
Where to watch IPL 2017 matches live on TV?
All the Indian Premier League matches will be broadcast LIVE on Sony Pictures Network in India.
How to watch IPL 2017 LIVE streaming online?
All Indian Premier League matches will be streamed online on Hotstar. (mobile and internet with a 5-minute delay).
Which TV channels will do the LIVE telecast of IPL 2017?
You can watch all the Indian Premier League matches on SONY SIX, SONY ESPN, SONY MAX