Sports Desk

The first match of the Indian Premier League 2018 will be played on April 7.

The date for the start of Indian Premier League 2018 has been announced. The 11th season of the league will start in Mumbai from 6th April. However, the first match will be played in Mumbai on the next day i.e. April 7 and thr final of the tournament will be held in Mumbai itself on 27th May.

The IPL governing council has decided to change the start timing of the IPL Matches shift the start of the matches, which were scheduled to begin at 8pm and 4pm earlier.

“The Broadcasters requested for a change in timings and IPL governing council in principal has accepted it,” IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said.

“Live broadcast of 8pm game will be shifted to 7pm, while 4pm will be played at 5:30pm,” he added.

This time 8 teams will participate in the tournament. The big thing is that Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are returning to the league after two years of ban. Simultaneously, the two participants in the league for the season, Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Superjoins will no longer be part of the league.

Kings XI Punjab will play four home matches in Mohali and three matches in Indore. Rajasthan Royals’ decision on domestic matches will come on January 24 after the Rajasthan High Court’s decision.

Players’ auction for IPL 2018 will be 27 and 28 in Bengaluru. 578 players will be bidding on this. There are 360 ​​Indian players in the 578 players who are bidding on the IPL.


Year Winners Runner-ups Man of the Match Final Results
2008 Rajasthan Royals  CSK Yusuf Pathan (56 of 39 balls) RR won by 3 wickets 
2009 Deccan Chargers  RCB Anil Kumble (4 wickets for 16 runs) DC won by 6 runs 
2010 Chennai Super Kings  MI Suresh Raina (57 runs) CSK by 22 runs 
2011 Chennai Super Kings  RCB Murali Vijay (95 runs of 52 balls) CSK won by 58 runs 
2012 Kolkata Knight Riders  CSK Manvinder Bisla (89 of 48 balls) KKR won by 5 wickets 
2013 Mumbai Indians CSK Kieron Pollard (60 of 32 ball) MI won by 23 runs 
2014 Kolkata Knight Riders  KXIP Manish Pandey (94 of 50 balls) KKR won by 3 wickets
2015 Mumbai Indians  CSK Rohit Sharma (50 of 26 balls) Mumbai won by 41 runs 
2016 Sunrisers Hydrabad RCB Ben Cutting (2 wickets & 39 runs) SRH won by 8 runs
2017 Mumbai Indians RPS Krunal Pandya (47 of 38 balls) MI won by 1 run


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