IPL 2018 Update : The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held from April 7 to May 27, the IPL governing council announced on Monday. The opening ceremony, opening game and the final will all be held in Mumbai on April 6, April 7 and May 27 respectively.
“The broadcaster has requested for change in timings. By and large the GC has accepted it. It gets too late in the night if the game starts at 8pm,” said IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla after the GC meeting.
“As far as the double headers on weekends are concerned. The 4pm game will now be played at 5.30pm. There will be an overlap but the broadcaster says it has enough channels to show the games simultaneously,” Shukla said.
A total of 578 players including 360 Indians will go under the hammer at the IPL auction in Bangalore on January 27 and 28.