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. Time to advance the evening games from 8 pm to 7 pm. Besides, the first of the double-headers has been postponed from 4 pm to 5.30 pm, which will lead to an overlap between the two matches. Speaking to reporters after the IPL GC meeting, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said that the GC had taken this decision after consulting the broadcaster.
“The broadcaster has requested for a change in timings. By and large the GC has accepted it. It gets too late in the night if the game starts at 8 pm,” Shukla said.
“As far as the double headers on weekends are concerned, the 4 pm game will now be played at 5.30 pm. There will be an overlap but the broadcaster says it has enough channels to show the games simultaneously,” he said.