IPL 2018 Live: Time, Date, Venue, How & Where To Watch Live in India – The New year kicks off and in the cricket world, fans eagerly wait for the start of IPL Action. But right before kick off all important IPL Auctions are scheduled which decides the fate of hundreds of players. Since IPL introduction, Indian cricket has emerged positively. IPL has become ultimate platform for all young talents to showcase their qualities. Also, it helps the youngsters to share dressing rooms with the legends of the game. So IPL Auctions are important for new talents. This was all one side of the coin. How about the other side? Don’t we enjoy the IPL Auction? All our favorite players from various nations undergo hammer for some price in random teams. It’s fun to watch all the franchises going head to head for the players. As we all love IPL Auctions, here we are sharing the details of IPL Auction 2018.
IPL 2018 Start Date & Time
As we said earlier, New Year sets in and cricket fans wait eagerly for the IPL Auction details announcement. According to previous years, IPL Auctions are usually held in the month of February. But this time around, authorities have decided to pre-pone the dates of IPL Auction 2018 by a week. The IPL 2018 Auctions will be held in last week of January 2018. As per the official word, IPL Auction 2018 will be held on 27th & 28th January 2018.
Earlier, the venue proposed was Goa but due to New Year rush in the city, authorities decided to host IPL 2018 Auction in Bengaluru.
IPL 2018 Start Date – 7th April 2018
IPL 2018 Match Timings – 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
VIVO IPL Auction 2018 Rules & Regulations
Here we are sharing the rules which are applicable to IPL Auction 2018:
- Salary Cap per Team: The purse of every franchise has increased from 66 crores to 80 crores which will enable the franchises to extend their bids for some players.
- Squad Size: The squad size has been trimmed from maximum 27 to 25 players per side. The minimum squad size shall be 18. Each team is restricted to maximum 8 foreign players.
- Base Price: The base price of uncapped players has been increased from 10 lakh to 20 lakhs. While other categories remain unchanged.
- Retention Policy: The retention policy says that every team can retain up to five players. But this retention happens in a unique manner. The two combinations in which retention can happen is – Three pre-auction retentions & two Right to match cards or Two pre-auction retentions & three RTM cards. While retaining players every franchise must keep these three factors in mind as well – Maximum of three Capped Indian players or
Maximum of two Overseas players or Maximum of two Uncapped Indian players.
- Right To Match Card (RTM): RTM is right to the first choice.
IPL 2018 Live Results & Updates:
In this section, live updates regarding the IPL 2018 Matches will be provided. So hang on to this page. Bookmark this page to enjoy fast IPL Updates and Live Results.
- Mumbai Franchise Appoint Lasith Malinga As Bowling Mentor
- David Warner’s Daughter Dances To Sunrisers Theme Song
- Joe Root Signs up For IPL Auction 2018
- 1000+ Players Sign up For VIVO IPL Auction 2018
- Indian, Overseas Star Players Have Set Their Base Price For IPL Auction 2018
- Yusuf Pathan Banned For Dope Test Failure, Will Be Available For IPL 2018 Auction
- CSK Appoint Mike Hussey As Their Batting Coach
- Kings XI Punjab Announce Mohali & Indore As Home Grounds For IPL 2018
- Ricky Ponting Appointed As Delhi Daredevils Head Coach For IPL 2018
- Gary Kirsten & Ashish Nehra Join RCB Coaching Staff
- Chennai Super Kings Retain MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina For IPL 11
- Video: Colin Munro (104 off 52 balls) Smashes Third T20 Century To Create History
IPL 2018 Live Streaming
IPL Live Streaming – As we all discussed earlier, we all love watching IPL 2018 live. IPL is fun to watch as our favorite players under one roof play for their respective franchise. The off-field action between franchise has been done and its time for the onfield action. The broadcasters from all over the world live stream IPL 2018 Worldwide. So all the fans who want to enjoy VIVO IPL Live Streaming need not worry as many broadcasters will live stream from 7th April 2018 onwards. IPL Live Streaming 2018 will be available online along with the TV Telecast.
How & Where To Watch IPL 2018 Live Telecast in India
India is home of cricket. A country with 1.4 billion population who loves cricket is a huge market for the broadcasters. So many broadcasters try to grab the official rights in India. So now the question is – who has grabbed the Broadcasting rights of IPL 2018 in India? Well, Star Network has grabbed the official broadcasting rights of IPL 2018 for a whopping amount of Rs 16,347.5 crore. So Star Sports will live stream IPL Auction in India. The Star Network provides TV telecast as well as online streaming. For live IPL Auction 2018 Telecast tune to Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2. Star Sports is also available in HD. To enjoy IPL 11 Auction Live Telecast HD tune to Star Sports 1 HD and Star Sports 2 HD. For fans who are looking for an online platform – Hotstar will serve the purpose. Hotstar is the official website/app of Star Network. The www.hotstar.com is the official website of Hotstar while the official mobile app can be downloaded from Play store/App store.
Watch IPL 2018 Live @ Star Sports 1 2 3 4
We read above that Star Sports will broadcast IPL 2018 Live. But here we will elaborate much more and provide you with more detailed information due to which none of you will have any problem while enjoying IPL 2018 Live. We all know that Star Network has one of the biggest sports networks in India. A few months back, Star Network grabbed the official streaming rights from Sony for a record amount of ₹16,347.5 crores. IPL 2018 is one of the biggest tournament in last decade, Star has decided to stream live with Hindi as well as English commentary panel. The Star Sports is not only official broadcaster in India but also in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan. Here we are sharing a complete table which will help you to know the channel number according to your D2H service.
|Channel Name||Airtel||Videocon||Tata Sky||Sun Direct||Reliance|
|Star Sports 1||277||401||455||500||501|
|Star Sports 1 HD||278||923||454||984||521|
|Star Sports 2||279||403||457||502||502|
|Star Sports 2 HD||280||924||456||986||522|
|Star Sports Tamil||803||–||1516||504||515|
|Star Sports Hindi||281||407||460||503||503|
|Star Sports Select 1||283||–||464||–||504|
|Star Sports Select 1 HD||300||929||463||987||525|
|Star Sports Select 2||284||–||466||–||–|
|Star Sports Select 2 HD||301||930||465||988||526|
www.Hotstar.com – VIVO IPL 2018 Online Live Stream Free
If you are one of those who enjoys online streaming, then Hotstar is the perfect destination for you. Many are aware of how Hotstar works and how to watch live IPL Live Cricket Match @ www.hotstar.com but for those who don’t know, here is a complete guide –
- Enter www.hotstar.com in any browser or download Hotstar Mobile App in your smartphone using Play store or App store.
- Sign in to you Hotstar account. If you have not logged in before, create a new Hotstar account or sign in using Facebook.
- Go to menu and select Sports. Under sports section, select Cricket.
- IPL 2018 Auction will be featured. Click on the link and enjoy the IPL 2018 Live Streaming.
- If you have a premium membership, you can enjoy live telecast of IPL Cricket Match Today. While for non-premium members, IPL Auction will stream with 5 minutes delay.
- Note that Hotstar Premium membership plans are as follows
- ₹199 for 1 month
- ₹498 for 3 months (Save ₹99)
- ₹894 for 6 months (Save ₹300)
- ₹1197 for 9 months (₹Save 594)
IPL 2018 Live Broadcasting Channels Worldwide
The upcoming edition of IPL will be the eleventh season of richest cricket league in the world. The brand IPL has grown a lot in last ten years. The reason for this is the acceptance and viewership of league from worldwide countries. IPL has been successful to reach most of the huge countries as well as all cricket playing nation. So here we are sharing the details of Broadcasting Channels Worldwide who will live telecast IPL 11.
|New Zealand||Sky Sports|
|Sri Lanka||Star Sports|