IPL 2018: 11th edition of league from 7 April to 27 May; matches to be played at 5:30 and 7 pm

The 11th edition of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held from 7 April to 27 May. Mumbai will host the opening match and the final of the cash-rich T20 tournament.

PTI, January 22, 2018

New Delhi: The 11th edition of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held from 7 April to 27 May, the IPL governing council said on Tuesday. Mumbai will host the opening match and the final of the cash-rich T20 tournament.

General view of the IPL Trophy. Sportzpics

General view of the IPL Trophy. Sportzpics

The IPL governing council also decided to 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 7 pm, while 4 pm will be played at 5:30pm," he added.

Kings XI Punjab will play four of their home games in Mohali and three in Indore, while the home matches of Rajasthan Royals, who are returning to IPL after serving a two-year ban, will be decided after the Rajasthan High court's hearing on 24 January.

A total of 578 players including 360 Indians will go under the hammer in this year's IPL auction at Bangalore on 27 and 28 January.

Updated Date: Jan 22, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114