Ch10 2008 Australian TV Schedule IPL Indian Premier League 20 Twenty Cricket

READ INFORMATION ABOUT COVERAGE OF 2010 IPL MATCHES ON NETWORK 10’s ONE HD AND ONE SD CHANNELS TV IN AUSTRALIA


{{lls}} Channel 10 has signed an exclusive five-year deal to broadcast the Indian Premier League (IPL) which consists of eight teams
competing in action-packed Twenty20 matches

This is great news because most cricket fans had assumed they wouldn’t be able to watch IPL matches because the rights would be bought by pay TV operator Foxtel. The deal also includes exclusive replay rights and selected matches will be repeated on TEN-HD the next day.

Ch10 will exclusively broadcast all 59 matches over 44 days from 18 April – 1 June 08. Start times will vary with matches on TV anywhere between 8:30pm and 1.30am AEST often at different times between Ten SD and ten HD channels.

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Australian legends Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath and current stars Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke and Brett Lee have all signed up along with international stars including India’s Sachin Tendulkar, South Africa’s Jacques Kallis, Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralidaran, Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar, West Indian Chris Gayle, New Zealander Stephen Fleming, and many other stars.

Which team are you following and what does everyone think of the IPL matches so far?

My thoughts:

  • The ground boundaries are so close a 10 year old could easily hit 6’s and 4’s
  • Many of the big name players like Gilchrist haven’t earned their huge pay packets yet …
  • the commentary is overboard
  • the idea of American cheerleader girls on the sidelines is stupid and incongruous, these aren’t NFL games!

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On announcing the news CH10 general manager of sport David White said “It is the biggest new cricket competition and the most revolutionary thing that’s happened in world cricket since Kerry Packer started the World Series in the mid-70s” and I have to agree with him

I’m not old enough to have watched Packers World Series cricket but people who did watch it tell me it was something special. Is this a turning point for the better or in the words of a commenter #83 on this article:

The IPL is a joke – manufactured teams playing manufactured cricket. It’s pure entertainment, not sport, and as such lacks the real passion that characterises top-level sport. Take away the hype and what are you really left with. Cricket is cricket because it is different – it takes up to 5 days (for a Test match), you can have no result, even after 5 days, and weather and ground conditions can radically alter the game (or even ruin the chance of a result).

T20 changes cricket to look much like other sports, only not as good. All subtly has been taken out of the game. In less than a month’s time virtually nobody will be able to remeber a single IPL game. T20 would have had a reasonable future as a novelty, attracting fans who were unlikely to go to first class or one-day matches, but I fear the overexposure of T20 through the IPL will kill the goose that laid the golden egg, so to speak.

We’ll see how IPL & ICL effect ODI and Test cricket during the next few years but already some players whose countries don’t pay them much have retired early from international cricket to play ICL and IPL which is a bad sign of things to come.

My coverage of the 2007 ICC One day cricket World Cup and 20/20 Championships was very popular attracting 235 comments and 10’s of 1000’s of visitors – I will cover the IPL in just as much detail

Breaking News about the IPL will be added in the comments section below as soon as I hear about it

117 thoughts on “Ch10 2008 Australian TV Schedule IPL Indian Premier League 20 Twenty Cricket”

  1. Great info! I am signing up for the USA Dish package ($100!). At least you get it free.

    Should be lots of fun to watch these games. Have they decided which player are playing in which team. I have heard most of the teams are being bought by celebrities (like Shah Rukh Khan) or billionare indian industrialists.

    Watching in HD will be extra nice as well.

    EDITOR: On 28 February, the IPL will hold its player auction in which each of the eight team owners will bid for the players they wish to represent their team. This will ensure a mix of the world’s best players across each team, a format that has never been seen before.

    Channel 10 in Australia will also broadcast the player auction, I guess USA Dish will do the same

  2. Hey thats great news aye. so does this mean that the ipl will be on every year on channel 10 for the next 5 years? so like 59 games a year. So in 2009 will the ipl be on channel 10 as well? Also will more than one match be played on at the same time.

    EDITOR: you were quick of the mark to comment James!

    1. Yes Ch10 has the rights for 5 years including 2009 – however the IPL might not last that long or Ch10 might resell the rights to another channel in the future

    2. At least one match will be played on each day of the tournament, with two matches scheduled back-to-back on certain weekdays and every Saturday and Sunday

  3. I have given up watching cricket as we (England) have just been murdered again by New Zealand to go 2-0 in the series (best of 5) so no chance there

  4. It’s good to see the IPL on free to air TV, but worry that it is 10 that has the rights. What’s going to happen when Big Brother Uplate screens? I think that by the time 10 shows the first ball being bowled, the games will in fact have already finished.

    EDITOR: hi mathew

    Not sure yet what Ch 10 will do about Big Brother vs Cricket, hopefully Cricket is shown on Ten SD and big brother on Ten HD

  5. Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee, Matt Hayden and Andrew Symonds are among 13 Australian players who will feature in tomorrow’s IPL auction in India after Cricket Australia confirmed the players signed a long-form agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

    Teams will also be able to bid for Michael and David Hussey, Nathan Bracken, Simon Katich, Cameron White as well as retired international greats Shane Warne, Glen McGrath and Justin Langer

    Michael Clarke, Jason Gillespie, Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson have opted out of playing in the IPL

  6. hey. yeah the games best not be on Hd as it is unfair to people who do not have Hd at teh moment. also do u have teh schedule of games yet? also big brothe best not get in the aye cricket domainte over big borther.

    also tell us which players form aus team are goign to which team in teh ipl cheers

  7. Player Auction results so far in $US dollars

    Bidding started at about 1730 AEST 20/02/2008 and went for about 8 hours!

    Some of the results are pretty illogical, eg: Michael Hussey, Hayden, Warne, Mcgrath were all bought for bargain prices and some Indian players were bought for far more than their skills justify

    Player Name Team Price ($US dollars)
    Adam Gilchrist
    Andrew Symonds
    Herschelle Gibbs
    Shahid Afridi
    Scott Styris
    Rohit Sharma
    VVS Laxman
    Chamara Silva
    RP Singh
    Chaminda Vaas
    Nuwan Zoysa
    Hyderabad $700,000
    $1.35 million
    $575,000
    $675,000
    $175,000
    $750,000
    $375,000
    $100,000
    $875,000
    $200,000
    $110,000
    Shane Warne
    Graeme Smith
    Younis Khan
    Kamran Akmal
    Yusuf Pathan
    Mohammad Kaif
    Munaf Patel
    Justin Langer
    Jaipur $450,000
    $475,000
    $225,000
    $150,000
    $475,000
    $675,000
    $275,000
    $200,000
    Yuvraj Singh
    Mahela Jayawardene
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Brett Lee
    Sreesanth
    Irfan Pathan
    Piyush Chawla
    Ramesh Powar
    Simon Katich
    Ramnaresh Sarwan
    Mohali 2nd highest paid player in team+15%
    $475,000
    $700,000
    $900,000
    $625,000
    $925,000
    $400,000
    $170,000
    $200,000
    $225,000
    Rahul Dravid
    Anil Kumble
    Jacques Kallis
    Zaheer Khan
    Cameron White
    Wasim Jaffer
    Dale Steyn
    Nathan Bracken
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Bangalore 2nd highest paid player in team+15%
    $500,000
    $900,000
    $450,000
    $500,000
    $150,000
    $325,000
    $325,000
    $200,000
    Saurav Ganguly
    Shoaib Akhtar
    Brendon McCullum
    Chris Gayle
    Ricky Ponting
    Ajit Agarkar
    David Hussey
    Ishant Sharma
    Murali Kartik
    Umar Gul
    Tatenda Taibu
    Kolkata 2nd highest paid player in team+15%
    $425,000
    $700,000
    $800,000
    $400,000
    $350,000
    $625,000
    $950,000
    $425,000
    $150,000
    $125,000
    MS Dhoni
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Jacob Oram
    Stephen Fleming
    Matthew Hayden
    Parthiv Patel
    Albie Morkel
    Joginder Sharma
    Suresh Raina
    Makhaya Ntini
    Michael Hussey
    Chennai $1.5 million
    $600,000
    $675,000
    $350,000
    $375,000
    $325,000
    $675,000
    $225,000
    $650,000
    $200,000
    $350,000
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Harbhajan Singh
    Shaun Pollock
    Robin Uthappa
    Lasith Malinga
    Dilhara Fernando
    Loots Bosman
    Mumbai 2nd highest paid player in team+15%
    $975,000
    $850,000
    $550,000
    $800,000
    $350,000
    $150,000
    $175,000
    Virender Sehwag
    Daniel Vettori
    Shaoib Malik
    Mohammad Asif
    Dinesh Karthik
    AB de Villiers
    Farveez Maharoof
    Tillakaratne Dilshan
    Gautam Gambhir
    Manoj Tiwary
    Glenn McGrath
    Delhi 2nd highest paid player in team+15%
    $625,000
    $500,000
    $650,000
    $525,000
    $300,000
    $225,000
    $250,000
    $725,000
    $675,000
    $350,000
  8. the ipl will be great! can’t wait for it to start. thank god it’s on ten and we don’t have to put up with tony greig. how does m.jayawardene fetch more than warne? and 1.5 million for dhoni? he is the most over-rated batsmen in world cricket. haddin is a better batsmen. it will be great to see how the teams finish up.

    PS in reference to dhoni, i meant to say keeper/batsmen.

  9. Hi guys anybody any clue these bid prices shown here are for 3 years contract or one year cos i have read both contract periods on times website and on cricinfo

  10. The bid starts with the annual “base player fee” that has already been fixed by the IPL. This base player fee assumes that the player is available for the entire tournament. This fee will be adjusted on a pro-rata basis, depending on the players’ availability.

    The minimum “percentage availability” for any player included in the auction will be 25 per cent.

    Each team can only have up to a maximum of two centrally-contracted Australian players in its squad and/or up to a maximum of two Australian players from each state association.

  11. Players are expected to earn close to US$1 million for a three-year contract. It’s an entire cricket economy out there. From Cricinfo.com

  12. Chennai is in trouble having spent 4.7 million out of 5 million on 8 players alone they still have to sign up another 6 players

  13. which channel broadcasting Indian Premier League (IPL)in USA?

    EDITOR: Have a look in the first comment by Andy who lives in the USA. He’s subscribing to a package from Dish Networks for $100

  14. if youi live in the uk and have a satelite dish, try scanning your skybox for german channels as they often have most sport us brits pay for for free, if not google it and they will tell you the correct angle to move dish to.

  15. @RICHO -Tony Grieg is good, he is a great fan of all the subcontinent teams, which is why you would not be liking him. I am glad that the likes of pathetic commentators like Ian Healy & Mark Taylor would not be there on the Channel 10’s coverage. They only would like Australian players to do well in any conditions. They would never appreciate any other player’s calibre. As far as wk/batsmen is considered Gilly is really good and the next best is Dhoni. Haddin doesnt even know to keep properly leave alone batting. He would be good at domestic level, but you need to be at your best at international level.

    Good to see that Ten would be covering the matches live. I would be waiting to watch all of them.

    EDITOR: Tony is definitely a fan of the sub-continental teams eg: I’ve noticed the excitement in his voice when he’s commentating on a Sri Lanka match

  16. where are all the pommies for this tournament???

    EDITOR: At present, every Test-playing country bar England is represented among the IPL players. Some England players have publicly said they’re not interested in the IPL but the rumour is that ECB wouldn’t have allowed them to anyway

  17. I cant wait to watch it but its a shame that england players are not playing.They think their county crciket is better than IPL. But they dont have good players except flintoff and peiterson anyway (thats a plaus). But those players who dont want to play in IPL will play next year considering the $$$ and the interest from fans.

  18. what about michael clark? what did he go for?

    EDITOR: According to The Age newspaper “Batsman Michael Clarke turned down the chance to play in the Indian Premier League so he could focus on his career with Australia and his family”

  19. Thanks so much channel ten i was worried no free to air station was going to broadcast the IPL.

    Should be great cant wait

    Im going for mumbai and so should everyone else

    EDITOR: Really? I think Chennai have a strong team

  20. Hi, I am here to express my concern for the cricketing future. I personally feel that T20 form of cricket will lead players out of interest in the forms of ODI and tests, this IPL will now take over and the players will only be in it for the money. Cricket should be about representing your state/country and not veer into a selfish career, where your chasing money and not self improvement. This takes away all meaning of ODI and Test Match cricket.

    I do feel that T20 should be a way of fundraising for supporting the developing countries in terms of bettering cricket competitions. Also it wouldn’t hurt for some of the funds to go into other charity sort of fundraisers.

    EDITOR: I agree with you 100% but professional sport today is about one thing only $$$$$$$$$$$$. I can’t blame the players for accepting the crazy amounts of money Indian business people are willing to pay them

    Within 5-10 years T20 will be the main kind of cricket with Test matches a sideshow and very few if any 50 over ODI’s. I don’t like it but that’s the commercial reality

  21. Hi I’m Mitch and I’d like to express my opinion on Adam Ghilchrist. First off I would like to know what is the ruling on the use of the Squash Ball. Because evidence suggests that it enhances the batsmans performance… Especially Gilly’s. He has hardly made any runs throughout the recent series up until the WACA where he used the squash ball. If DHONI’S gloves were deemed Illegal then shouldn’t the use of the squash ball be deemed illegal. Also i feel it shows what sort of a person Adam Ghilchrist is because he knew it sparked anger in the Sri Lankan’s eyes when he used it to cheat his way to 100 in the recent World Cup and then he uses it at the WACA against only Sri Lanka. I think it was a method to say “in your face” and try and put them off their game. I feel he isn’t a genuine person that they say he is.

  22. Are IPL payments excessive? I don’t think so. Here are some economic calculations done all in $. Compare a well above average earning of $1000 per month of a salaried employee (about 40,000Rs per month in India). At 6% interest and an employment period of 30 years the present value of the money he/she gets is about 170,000$. (Future earnings have less value today..).

    A state level cricketer is supposed to have a base price of about $50000 (not sure per year or per three years so I will show calculations for both). To get basically the same earning as a salaried employee how many years should he hold the same level of contract?

    For 50000$ for three years, he needs to have the contract for about 15 years! I doubt one can maintain that long a contract for most of these players! If 50000$ for one year, he needs the contract for 4 years. (At the moment BCCI is suggesting to most of these young players only one year contract!).

    The above calculations do not consider the risk premium that a sports man would face which is way above a salaried employee (as injury and severe competition is more severe for a sports man than say, a good employee).

    So my guess is that except for a few most are not earning too much!

  23. Vij, you are obviously Indian and think somehow with your twisted logic i am having a dig at Indians by saying i dislike Tony Grieg. This is not the case, a lot of my favourite players in world criket are Indian (Tendulkar, Kumble for example). I just think Tony Greig is a moron and some of his commentary is bias rubbish, it has nothing to do with a dislike of subcontinent teams. In regards to your opinion of Haddin, you obviously haven’t watched much of him play, the standard of Aussie first class cricket is very high, he’ll prove me right when he takes over from Gilly. I think Sangakarra is a better keeper/batsmen than Dhoni, maybe even Boucher. If Dhoni can produce consistent BATTING performances over the next few years i might change my mind.

  24. Hi I’m Jeremy,
    First up It was a bit harsh of ‘Mitch’ to accuse Adam Gilchrist of cheating. Obviously it is not cheating. Dhoni’s gloves were illegal because they were too big. Gilchrist is doing nothing wrong because you could bat with a squash ball in your helmet and thats not cheating, if you get what I mean. But no more negatives from me! I would like to say that how happy I am to have Ten broadcasting the IPl. Good Luck to them. Does anyone know who the commentators are? And also is the reason why Dave Hussey got $225,000 more than Ponting is international dutie.
    Thank You.

  25. 1. Ten head of sport David White has said the network would not employ its own commentators for the first season, instead taking the feed from host broadcaster TWI with yet unnamed recognised international commentators

    2. David Hussey probably got more $$ because he’ll be available for all the games and Ponting will probably miss out on lots of games due to playing for Australia

  26. I would like to express my comments of the quality of the Hyderabad team so far. I reckon they will be the unstoppable force. But I hope all us Indians soon recognise that it was Harbhajan’s fault not Andrew Symonds, if this doesn’t happen who knows how much more havoc will be caused. Do you all agree?

  27. The IPL has been a lightning-conductor for controversy and bitter dispute but Adam Gilchrist believes it has a peacemaking role to play. The club structure includes players from different countries in the same team and Gilchrist feels that could ease tensions between players who are currently at loggerheads.

    “[the IPL] is going to be an opportunity for players around the world to get to meet, know and understand opposition cultures and customs,” Gilchrist told the Sunday Telegraph in Sydney. “I think that’s going to be a very positive off-shoot of the IPL. Any world XI team I’ve ever played in there’s always been a great camaraderie in the rooms.”

  28. Meanhwile Ian Chappell has questioned whether Channel 10 paid too much for IPL broadcast rights:

    “That leads me [Ian Chappell] to the decision Australia’s Channel 10 made to splurge about $15 million for the rights to five years coverage of IPL. Will this turn out to be a coup or a cock-up? Australia is a delineated society when it comes to sport. There are very distinct cricket and football seasons and the IPL will be encroaching on the winter game. Australians will stay up late to watch an Ashes series in the middle of winter but the IPL tournament will be a serious test of whether the country has fully embraced the idea of being part of a global sporting village.”
    – Source: The privileged and the damned: The IPL is making the BCCI pots of money. But what are the rest of the cricket-playing countries getting out of it?

  29. any new info?
    on channel 10 amd how they plan to broadcast all these games. this must mean they are sacrificing their original shows to show ipl

    EDITOR: no update from Ch10 about scheduling yet

  30. FYI This information was partly supplied by readers of this blog Ruw and Jimmy, thanks guys 🙂

    PLEASE NOTE THAT IT’S QUITE LIKELY THAT CH10 WILL CHANGE THE TIMES.

    SEE YOUR LOCAL TV GUIDE or CHECK YOUR CH10 DIGITAL TV EPG FOR DETAILS.

    IPL’s complete schedule:

    April 18: Bangalore v Kolkata at Bangalore
    11:30pm (EST starting time – one game) Ten and Ten HD 11:15pm (all centres)

    April 19: Mohali v Chennai at Mohali and Delhi v Jaipur at Delhi
    7:30pm and 12:30am (two games)
    Ten HD: 7:30pm and 12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 7:30pm/1am (Syd), 11:00pm/2am (Mel), 10pm/1am (Bris), midnight/3am (Adel), 10pm/1am (Per)

    April 20: Mumbai v Bangalore at Mumbai and Kolkata v Hyderabad at Kolkata.
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten HD: 7:30pm/12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 10:30pm/1:30am (all centres)

    April 21: Jaipur v Mohali at Jaipur
    11:30pm
    Ten and Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)

    April 22: Hyderabad v Delhi at Hyderabad
    11:30pm
    Ten and Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)

    April 23: Chennai v Mumbai at Chennai
    11:30pm
    Ten and Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)

    April 24: Hyderabad v Jaipur at Hyderabad
    11:30pm
    Ten and Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)

    April 25: Mohali v Mumbai at Mohali
    11:30pm
    Ten and Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)

    April 26: Bangalore v Jaipur at Bangalore; Chennai v Kolkata at Chennai
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten HD: 7:30pm/12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 7:30pm/1am (Syd), 11pm/2am (Mel), 10:30pm/1:30pm (Bris), 10:30pm/1:30am (Adel), 9:30pm/1am (Per)

    April 27: Mumbai v Hyderabad at Mumbai; Mohali v Delhi at Mohali
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten HD: 7:30pm/12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 12:30am/3:30am (all centres)

    April 28: Bangalore v Chennai at Bangalore
    11:30pm
    Ten and Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)

    April 29: Kolkata v Mumbai at Kolkata
    11:30pm
    Ten and Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)

    April 30: Delhi v Bangalore at Delhi
    11:30pm
    Ten and Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 1: Hyderabad v Mohali at Hyderabad; Jaipur v Kolkata at Jaipur
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten and Ten HD: 9:30pm/12:30am (all centres)

    May 2: Chennai v Delhi at Chennai
    10:30pm
    Ten and Ten HD: 10:30pm (all centres)

    May 3: Hyderabad at Bangalore at Hyderabad; Mohali v Kolkata at Mohali
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten HD: 7:30pm/12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 7:30pm/1am (Syd), 11pm/2am (Melb), 10:30pm/1:30am (Bris and Adel), 10pm/1am (Per)

    May 4: Mumbai v Delhi at Mumbai; Jaipur v Chennai at Jaipur
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten HD: 7:30pm/12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 12:30am/3:30am (all centres)

    May 5: Bangalore v Mohali at Bangalore
    11:30pm
    Ten and Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 6: Chennai v Hyderabad at Chennai
    11:30pm
    Ten and Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 7: Mumbai v Jaipur at Mumbai
    11:30pm
    Ten and Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 8: Delhi v Chennai at Delhi; Kolkata v Bangalore at Kolkata
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten and Ten HD: 9:30pm/12:30am (all centres)

    May 9: Jaipur v Hyderabad at Jaipur
    11:30pm
    Ten and Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 10: Bangalore v Mumbai at Bangalore; Chennai v Mohali at Chennai
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten HD: 7:30pm/12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 7:30pm/1am (Syd), 11pm/2pm (Mel), 10:30pm/1:30am (Bris), 10pm/1am (Adel), 9:30pm/12:30am (Per)

    May 11: Hyderabad v Kolkata at Hyderabad; Jaipur v Delhi at Jaipur
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten HD: 7:30pm/12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 12:30am/3:30am (all centres)

    May 12: Mohali v Bangalore at Mohali
    11:30pm
    Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)
    Ten: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 13: Kolkata v Delhi at Kolkata
    11:30pm
    Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)
    Ten: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 14: Mumbai v Chennai at Mumbai; Mohali v Jaipur at Mohali
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten HD: 9:30pm/12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 9:30pm/12:30am (all centres)

    May 15: Delhi v Hyderabad at Delhi
    11:30pm
    Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)
    Ten: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 16: Mumbai v Kolkata at Mumbai
    11:30pm
    Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)
    Ten: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 17: Delhi v Mohali at Delhi; Jaipur v Bangalore at Jaipur
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten HD: 7:30pm/12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 7:30pm/1am (Syd), 11pm/2am (Mel), 10:30pm/1:30am (Bris), 10pm/1am (Adel), 9:30pm/12:30am (Per)

    May 18: Hyderabad v Mumbai at Hyderabad; Kolkata v Chenna at Kolkata.
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten HD: 7:30pm/12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 12:30am/3:30am (all centres)

    May 19: Bangalore v Delhi at Bangalore
    11:30pm
    Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)
    Ten: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 20: Kolkata v Jaipur at Kolkata
    11:30pm
    Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)
    Ten: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 21: Mumbai v Mohali at Mumbai; Chennai v Bangalore at Chennai
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten HD: 9:30pm/12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 9:30pm/12:30am (all centres)

    May 22: Delhi v Kolkata at Delhi
    11:30pm
    Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)
    Ten: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 23: Mohali v Hyderabad at Mohali
    11:30pm
    Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)
    Ten: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 24: Delhi v Mumbai at Delhi; Chennai v Jaipur at Chennai
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten HD: 7:30pm/12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 7:30pm/1am (Syd), 11pm/2am (Mel), 10:30pm/1:30am (Bris), 10pm/1am (Adel), 9:30pm/12:30am (Per)

    May 25: Bangalore v Hyderabad at Bangalore; Kolkata v Mohali at Kolkata.
    7:30pm/12:30am
    Ten HD: 7:30pm/12:30am (all centres)
    Ten: 12:30am/3:30am (all centres)

    May 26: Jaipur v Mumbai at Jaipur
    11:30pm
    Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)
    Ten: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 27: Hyderabad v Chennai at Hyderabad
    11:30pm
    Ten HD: 11:15pm (all centres)
    Ten: 11:15pm (all centres)

    May 28 and 29: Rest days.

    May 30: First semi-final at Mumbai.
    Schedule to be announced

    May 31: Second semi-final at Mumbai.
    Schedule to be announced

    June 1: Final at Mumbai
    Schedule to be announced

  31. ^^ Actually the above schedule is Official. Checkout this link from the official IPL Website

    EDITOR: thanks for the info Ruw, it would have taken a while to type up 🙂

  32. Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq, Australia’s Shane Watson, and Mohammad Ashraful, the Bangladesh captain, are among 18 players included in the second Indian Premier League (IPL) auction to be held in Mumbai on March 11. The list is made up of seven New Zealanders, four Australians, three Pakistanis, two Bangladeshis, one Sri Lankan and South African each but no English cricketers.

    Players for second auction:
    Pakistan: Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez; South Africa: Ashwell Prince; New Zealand: Ross Taylor, Peter Fulton, Jamie How, Jeetan Patel, Chris Martin, Kyle Mills, James Franklin; Australia: Brad Hodge, Shane Watson, James Hopes, Luke Pomersbach; Sri Lanka: Prasanna Jayawardene; Bangladesh: Mohammad Ashraful, Mashrafe Mortaza.

    Players who have expressed their interest:
    Australia: Shaun Marsh, Brad Hogg, Shaun Tait, Adam Voges, Mick Lewis, Darren Lehmann, Allan Wise, Aiden Blizzard, Adam Crosthwaite; South Africa: Goolam Bodi; Pakistan: Yasir Hameed; West Indies: Kieran Powell, Dwayne Smith

  33. is this actually true?
    that channel 10 is actually going to show the IPL on free to air tv? where the hell did channel 10 get that kind of money from?

    EDITOR: Yes it’s true. TV stations spend many millions buying programs, while $15 million is a lot of money it buys the rights to hundreds of matches over several years so Ch 10 must think it’s worth it

  34. Its me again.
    1. Has Ten updated its comments on the broadcasting.

    2. Can you tell me the results of the second IPL auction.

    EDITOR:

    1. Ten still hasn’t released specific broadcast times

    2. The IPL conducted a second auction on March 11 for an additional list of 28 players [including 14 from India’s Under-19 players – bought on the basis of a draft system] who had signed on with them after the first round of auctions were completed.

    The most expensive player on the day was James Hopes, the Australian allrounder, who was purchased by Mohali for $300,000. Jaipur, the lowest spenders in the first auction, snapped up Dimitri Mascarenhas, Shane Watson, Morne Morkel and Sohail Tanvir for a total of $385,000. The biggest name traded on the day was Misbah-ul-Haq, who was signed by the Bangalore franchise for $150,000.

  35. hey do u now if the ipl macthes will be shown live in Perth wa. i hear that the earlest matches start at 7:30 pm (est) so im hoping that would be shown live at 5:30 live pm. also for eevery otehr game as well. there is no point us getting it delayed. thanks

  36. how come channel 10 havent said anything abt this
    i mean, on the australian share markets website, it outlines what channel 10 will be showing this year, under company announcements
    it doesnt have anything abt IPL and if ten are gonna show it
    is channel 10 gonna sell to foxtel for extra money? :S
    while under the company announcements it has that channel 10 bought coverage for the commonwealth games in 2010
    thats the website im referring to.

  37. hey do u know how much Luke Ronchi was brought for in the ipl? i rate him a good hard hitting wa batsman.

    EDITOR: I heard he was bought for $100,000 but strangely I can’t find the price listed anywhere

  38. What about New Zealand? can we expect any ipl coverage here?

    EDITOR: All 59 games Indian Premier League Cricket (IPL) matches from April 19 to June 2 are Live on NZ Sky Pay TV.

    For broadcast times check your Sky Guides for details or go to skysport.co.nz

  39. I think it is a grest concept for the game of cricket we all love. It allows a family, or individual, to watch an exciting fast moving game in three (3) hours, just as you would going to the movies or other form of entainment or sporting event. However, I hope it does not encroach our current 50 over game or especially Test Matches.

    Blackbeard.

  40. I think it is a grest concept for the game of cricket we all love. It allows a family, or individual, to watch an exciting fast moving game in three (3) hours, just as you would going to the movies or other form of entainment or sporting event. However, I hope it does not encroach our current 50 over game or especially Test Matches.

    Blackbeard.

  41. CH 10 has released scheduling for the first 3 IPL matches:

    #1: Live 11:30pm Friday April 18 on TEN SD – only last 1/2 hr shown on TEN HD

    #2: Live 7:30pm Saturday April 19 on TEN HD – delayed to 11pm on TEN SD

    #3: Live 12:30am Sunday April 20 on TEN HD – delayed to 2am on TEN SD

    It looks like this mixed up scheduling will continue for all matches, could be quite confusing to keep track of and also annoying for people who only have SD Set top boxes as it looks like lots of matches will shown delayed on TEN SD due to clashes with other programs and sports like AFL

  42. ^^
    THANKS SO MUCH!
    Where did you find this info?? Link please!! 😀 😀 😀
    Cheers

    EDITOR: I found it from lots of different sources

  43. hey how about the second game on saturday. There are suppose to be 2 games scheduled for saturday. are they showing both? There suppose to cause they said every game they will be showing. also i find thsi a bit unfair as people liek me have a sd set top box. In order for me to watch ten hd i would have to upgrade to a new tv(plasma or lcd)this would cost an extra $2000. but still glad tehy are on free to air tv. also do You know teh broadcast schedule for perth.cheers

    EDITOR: James you do not need a new TV to view HD channels

    Your choice is:

    1. Get a HD set top box and hook it up to your TV. It won’t display at full HD quality but you will be able to see all the HD channels

    2. Or buy a HD TV tuner card like I did a while ago and you can watch and record HD shows on your computer at a cost of just over $100

    I suggest buying from Digital Now where I bought my TV tuner card. They have an excellent reputation on all the aussie tech forums

    Note you’ll probably need a new antenna connection in the wall nearest your computer and a strong signal strength. I tried a rabbit ears antenna with my HD TV tuner card and the signal was too weak

  44. sorry

    didnt read it properly, their are showing both games its just that i live in perth so forgot to convert times. when will u be able to get the schedule for the rest of the games

    EDITOR: Ch 10 isn’t being helpful. looks like they’ll release schedules one week at a time

  45. hey thanks for the information. Yeah i have a sony widescreen tv. not a plasma or lcd. I have a normal sd set top bx which has the ten hd channel. When i tried to watch it the sound works except there is no picture on the screen. So i was thinking if i got a proper hd set top box i may be able to get a picture. thats what i really want to do. hope it works. cheers , cause i would like to watch these games live.

  46. how come nothings on the ten website?

    EDITOR: because they’re incompetent, it’s nothing new .. all the commercial TV stations are equally pathetic when it comes to communicating with their viewers

  47. for perth time i was wondering would it be live. so on friday night would it be 9:30- pm perth time instead of 11:30 pm. cheers. also im am getting a hd set top box.

    EDITOR: Sorry CH10 Sydney only reveals the Eastern states schedule, you’ll have to call you local Ch10 station in WA to ask them

  48. Don’t call channel 10 for times, it goes to an outsourced call center (the one I work at) and we go by their website which you can all access anyway.

    To put it into context, if you call channel Ten you might get me on the other end of the line, and I’ve only just found out the starting times from this blog.

  49. Channel 10 has nothing mentioning/ confirming on their website.
    Fox is televising the games live.
    Sorry for being a spoil-sport but let’s be practical, who STILL thinks that channel 10 is going to televise the games live in Australia??????

    As a “working class” aussie, I am EXTREMELY disappointed in not being able to watch the “history in the making” first ever IPL series matches.
    It is a shame and disgrace to FTA providers in Australia.
    🙁

  50. I had my first encounter with Channel Ten’s website this week, whilst trying to find IPL broadcast times. My god, what an abomination, with undoubtedly the worst forum management I’ve ever seen – no evidence of moderators and none of the “ask a question” forums ever get responses from 10. Sabmac, I feel sorry for you if you are expected to use that as an information source to answer customers.

    Looking at how 10 has treated Formula One fans – reneged on their advertised claim of live broadcasts after one race – doesn’t give me much hope of watching IPL live, especially living in Perth.

    Neerav, great work on getting schedule times for the first 3 games anyway.

    EDITOR: I agree with you Deano, Channel 10 TV Coverage of Formula 1 (F1) Racing is bad and their website is even worse

  51. Hey, so do you hav the final list of players and their teams after the second auction coz i am really confused about why some teams have spent barely any of their money
    thanx

  52. All people who want to know exact times for both Ten SD and Ten HD should get the hands on a copy of the most recent Inside Cricket magazine as it has a detailed schedule for all Australian time zones

    hope you all enjoy it, i know i will be

    Jimmy

  53. yeah i just cheCKED out the latest tv guide for perth and they are showing the matches delayed. none of theM will be live. fOR example on friday they could show they match live at 9:30pm instead they are showing it at 11:40. This is not good enough and unfair for perth viewers.

  54. hi every1!

    the tv guide has released the times of some matches next week!
    friday 18th – 1140-240 bangalore vs Kolkata
    saturday 19th – 730-1030 Kings punjab vs Chennai
    sunday 20th – 940-1240 kolkata vs deccan

    enjoi!

  55. What about country WA where we dont get channel ten, If it was on foxtel it wouldnt be delayed either.

  56. if anyone wants the latest team lineup….the best place i found was wikipedia….the official IPL website is crap. And i read somewhere tat some of the matches are goin to be shown on “normal TEN” and not “TEN HD” is tat true…

  57. Does anyone know whether Channel 10 will be broadcasting the Australian tour to the West Indies this year?

    I found a rumour on the net.
    Thanks!!!

    EDITOR: It’s not true. An asian TV channel called “Ten Sports” owns the Asian rights to west indian cricket matches so I can understand how people mistakenly thought CH10 in Aus had the rights.

  58. I dont understand the Saturday 7:30pm game on channel 10. This start time does not match the scheduled time of the actual game being played in India. This game is supposed to start at 5pm in India (according to cricinfo entire IPL schedule) which is 9:30pm EST Australia.

  59. I have found times for TASMANIAN viewers.

    It will all be broadcast on Digital Only Channel TDT

    Saturday 19 April
    12:15am Bangalore v Kolkata
    7:30pm Mohali v Chennai

    Sunday 20 April
    1:00am Delhi v Rajasthan
    9:40pm Mumbai v Bangalore

    Monday 21 April
    12:40am Kolkata v Hyderabad

    Tuesday 22 April
    12:15am Rajasthan v Mohali

    Wednesday 23 April
    12:15am Hyderabad v Delhi

    Thursday 24 April
    12:15am Chennai v Mumbai

    EDITOR: thanks Sam

  60. Next Sunday’s (April 20) broadcast times are:
    TEN at 9.40pm and 12.40am;
    TEN HD at 8.30pm and 12.30am.

    Also, the broadcast times on weeknights from next Monday are 12.10am (it will follow THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN).
    NOT 11.15pm as stated in comment 64.

  61. The ch10 tv times listed in post 64 don’t match up with the ch10 tv guide…does anyone have a list of the correct ch10 viewing times for qld?

    Thanks.

    EDITOR: Sorry Dave, it’s quite likely CH10 made changes to the schedule after publishing the copy I have and also local CH10 affiliates may make further changes.

    As they say in TV promos “Please check your local newspaper TV guide for latest schedule details”

  62. I would just like to say that from the comments about Adam Gilchrist at the beginning of the page I get the impression that you think he is a “cheater” and an annoying character. I train with him and he coaches me quite often and I am happy to share with you that he is one of the nicest guys I have ever met. He is extremely kind and isnt full of himself at all. You would think that Australia’s best wicketkeeer batsmen would be full of himself but he is so interested in other people beside himself. Anyway I hope all of you understand that you can’t judge someone from what the media says. You also can’t judge someone if you dont even know them.

  63. Id like to back up the comment made by katie. Gilly has done so much for so many ppl. Its discraceful to hear some ppl can be influenced so easily by the media. It makes me sick!

  64. Mitch’s comment that was made comment 22 is pathetic. As if using a squash ball is cheating and you blame Gilly. He plays the game in the best spirit out of all the cricketers. If you think Gilly is a bad sportsman and cheat i will fix you up.

    EDITOR: Gotta agree with you there, Gilly is one of the few sports people that I respect on and off the field

  65. G”DAy,
    Can some people help me out with the TDT schedule for Tasmania for the IPL. It is just so confusing. I find information then it is wrong and then i find more info and its wrong again. Please help. Thanks in advance!

  66. Also, how come some of the stars didn’t play like Ross Taylor,Steyn and Misbah for Bangalore and Kohli did and Joshi!

  67. Hi Suresh,

    It is 8:16pm in Launceston, Tasmania and there is no IPL either on TDT HD or TDT SD!!
    They are showing bloody Stuart Little or some crap!

    V. disappointed TDT!!

    Arnit.

  68. I’m from Forster in Northern NSW, and Channel 10 is not showing any of the Kings XI vs Chennai match until 1:00am, even though it starts in less than 20 minutes time.
    Very disappointed with Channel 10. It seems that they have shunted the tournament to the latest time slots possible, so as to protect their original programming. I was hoping to watch both IPL matches tonight, but it now looks like I won’t be seeing either.
    Is there anywhere in Australia that Channel 10 is showing the matches live?

    EDITOR: I just watched the Kings XI vs Chennai match tonight live in Sydney on Ten HD Digital TV

  69. Ugh, Channel 10 completely butchered their programming, and/or the IPL made a pretty late change to the schedule – the game that was supposed to start at 7.30 has been bumped to 9.30 on Ten HD (which is live – there was no game to start at 7.30 EST) – no SD coverage at all! Barely any mention on Ten’s web site either. I was really looking forward to it, way to go Ten, you’ve made a mess of things after only one match! Instead we get 40 days and 40 nights, woo…. hoo…… ugh.

    EDITOR: Completely agree with you Luke. Ch10 stuffed up bigtime. Even their Ten HD EPG said it would start at 1030 when it actually started LIVE at 930. The time they supplied to the weekly SMH TV Guide for Ten SD said 730pm which was 2 hrs before the match actually started in India!

  70. Hey Luke from Comment #74, refer to my earlier post, comment #62.
    I worked this out a few days back.
    The game was always going to be on at 9:30pm. Channel 10 are just lacking in knowledge as to how to work out global time zones.

  71. Nareev, are you sure that the 9.30pm telecast in Sydney was live? My information (Cricinfo) had the start time at 9.30 GMT, which at this time of year is 5.30pm here in Perth and 7.30pm in Sydney

    EDITOR: It’s all too confusing lol 🙂

    I’m my mind I’d calculated that the Ch10 coverage for that game was “practically live”, it seemed a few overs behind, but I may well have been wrong

  72. Here are the TAS times for the next few days according to YahooTV and confirmed at YourTV.
    It appears unlike other centres that HD and SD are shown simultaeniously. If anyone has different info I would appreciate!
    Also, I am recording the rest of the games on my laptop (.mpg files, playable on DVD players), but missed parts of the first few, so if anyone wantas to set up a game trading DVD mailing ring I would be interested!

    TUESDAY 22 April
    0:15am – 3:15am Rajasthan v Mohali

    WEDNESDAY 23 April
    0:15am – 3:15am Hyderabad v Delhi
    THURSDAY 24 April
    0:15am – 3:15am Chennai v Mumbai

    FRIDAY 25 April
    0:15am – 3:15am Hyderabad v Jaipur

    SATURDAY 26 April
    1:00am – 3:55am Mohali v Mumbai
    7:30pm – 10:30pm Bangalore v Jaipur

  73. What does everyone think of the IPL matches so far?

    My thoughts:

    * the ground boundaries are so close a 10 year old could easily hit 6’s and 4’s

    * Gilly and Symonds haven’t earned their huge pay packets yet …

    * the commentary is overboard

    * the idea of American cheerleader girls on the sidelines is stupid and incongruous, these aren’t NFL games!

  74. lol yeah i would have to agree with you the commentary is overboard. Also the boundries do seem small. Symonds needs to earn his money!

  75. Hey. I would like to express my feelings towards short boundaries. Out of all the money they will be making i would like to think that this time next year the boundaries would be bigger in size. The reason for my outrage on the short boundaries is that you dont see the results of a good hit.

    Practically a top edge will go to the boundary for six and then the maximum 6’s challenge becomes Illegitimate and tainted. Yusuf Pathan hits a 118m 6 and it doesnt matter much because non hard hitters like Michael Hussey benefit. Even Alistair Cook could hit multiple sixes on these boundaries.

    Long Story short sixes should be a reward, not a given.

    EDITOR: I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed Tim, the trend has clearly been towards shorter and shorter boundaries in the last few years, especially in Asian countries: India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan etc

  76. Did anyone see the match last night, it was amazing!!!! That was the purpose of the IPL. CAn’t wait to others like that.

    EDITOR: gotta agree with you Suresh, I was up late working and I thought I’d watch the 1st innings – when Symonds is on fire he’s practically unstoppable

  77. The IPL is a joke – manufactured teams playing manufactured cricket. It’s pure entertainment, not sport, and as such lacks the real passion that characterises top-level sport. Take away the hype and what are you really left with. Cricket is cricket because it is different – it takes up to 5 days (for a Test match), you can have no result, even after 5 days, and weather and ground conditions can radically alter the game (or even ruin the chance of a result). T20 changes cricket to look much like other sports, only not as good. All subtly has been taken out of the game. In less than a month’s time virtually nobody will be able to remeber a single IPL game. T20 would have had a reasonable future as a novelty, attracting fans who were unlikely to go to first class or one-day matches, but I fear the overexposure of T20 through the IPL will kill the goose that laid the golden egg, so to speak.

    EDITOR: We’ll see how IPL & ICL effect ODI and Test cricket during the next few years but already some players whose countries don’t pay them much have retired early from international cricket to play ICL and IPL which is a bad sign

  78. Harbhajan should be banned from international cricket! His actions towards sreesanth was unacceptable, but it is nice to see the IPL is heating up!
    It is a pity the Australian players are leaving! The australians have mixed well the international players and domestic players, as the concept of racism is decreasing as every match of the IPL progresses.

  79. Can someone tell me why some of the stars are not playing for eg. in DEccan Herschelles Gibbs, Nuwan Zoysa. And they were just a couple from one side. It is very puzzling. But(just a thought) is their a restriction on playing international stars?

    EDITOR: Herschelle Gibbs is busy in South Africa, from memory Zoysa was bought as a spare player

  80. Can anyone tell me what Harbharjan exactly did? I missed everything after Pollocks wicket. The IPL website has little info and links that go no where.

  81. @ Suresh: Each team in the IPL is allowed only four international players in the playing team. So for the Deccan Chargers for example, they have been playing Gilly, Symo, Afrida and Vaas. Now that Symonds is leaving for the West Indies to play in the test series, they can choose from Styris, Zoysa, Silva or Gibbs to take his spot.

    Oh, and I’ve definitely seen Gibbs in the dugout too. He arrived in India a week ago, and as far as I’m aware, he’s expected to be selected to take Symond’s spot.

    EDITOR: thanks for the news update Robbi

  82. Harbajan Singh should be banned From any form of cricket as he is not there to play cricket but start everyone. Just because he was captaining the side of Mumbai as Sachin Tedulkar wasnt playing, and he lost the game, losing his chance to show his great captaining, he BASHEs SrEesanth his fellow indian Cricketer. How low is that. First he starts Andrew Symonds now his own teammate. NOOB

  83. THanks Robbi for the info.
    I am very glad that Harbajan got the rest of the IPL Season and $500,000 suspension and fine. He deserves it. Hopefully that incredibly high fine will straighten him out. I am very glad that the BCCI made such a hefty price for his actions. And I can wait to see ‘THe Little Master’ to make his IPL debut.

    EDITOR: It was a massive fine. Most people suspect that the BCCI did it because they got Harbhajan off his charges from the Australian series and now he put them in an untenable situation

  84. What disappoints me about IPL is that some of the players got paid a truckload of cash and hasn’t even performed at their best or have not even played due to some injury or left. Shouldn’t they be paid per match played otherwise we might see some of them pocketing money for nothing.
    BTW Warne has been the best bargain and deserves more compared to other players.

    What do youse think?

  85. I reckon that the Bangalore Royal Challengers were ripped off buying Jacques Kallis for $900,000! He is a brilliant test player and one-day but Twenty/20 does not defintely suit him. Yes he did bowl well this morning but like Rahul Darvid T20 is not the style of cricket!

  86. Wow, the IPL has turned out waaaay better than I expected. It’s been amazing and the most freaking exciting set of games I’ve ever seen in a long time…

  87. listen mate, the lot of them are taking money!!!… herschelle gibbs took money for his weak innings yesterday against chennai superkings, now greame smith and others are doing the same against mumbai indians, i lived in south africa when hansie cronjie and herschelle gibbs made deals with the indians, do not take the piss out of me, this 20/20 is full of match fixing, for heavans sake just watch how easially they go out at crucial times, shame on all of you

  88. Any one here about channel 9 getting the rights to all icc events, including champions trophey?

    EDITOR: The Nine Network and Fox Sports announced an agreement with ESPN Star Sports (ESS) to provide live television coverage of ICC cricket events from 2008 through to 2011.

    Under the agreement with the ESS, the Nine Network and Fox Sports will broadcast coverage from the ICC Cricket World Cup and the ICC World Twenty20 while Fox Sports will broadcast all matches from the ICC Champions Trophy tournaments in 2008 and 2010.

  89. Thousands of controversy came in attack from the time this I>P>L has began, besides these issues people forget to realise that all lost faces but good cricketers again comes in picture through this tournament, I.P.L prove to be an life oppertunity to some of them and had given a chance to excersise their talent & skills so that their devotion towards crickit will remain alive………….forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. Neerav, what do you think about comment #96

    EDITOR: I haven’t heard of any proof but when there’s so much money at stake I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some match fixing

  91. What do you think the cut-off points be to make the semi finals? I would say 18 with Rajasthan only needing 2 wins from 5 matches. Go the mighty Rajasthan Underdogs!

  92. Can anyone please explain me (or direct me to search in the internet) about the following latest technologies used in TV coverage of IPL matches.
    i. “Speed of the Bat”: Definition and the way of measuring it. ii. “Distance of the Sixer”: Definition and the way of measuring it.

  93. Yay im number 102
    wooooooooooooooooooo
    gooooooo Punjab and rajasthan
    yay
    lol
    cmon

    Nigel Rulz

  94. Hey Chennai super kings made it to the semi finals..chennai is the place i live but i support the team that plays well…Rajasthan royals definitely deserve the top spot and Shane warne has been doing a great job as a captain…

    i hear many people saying that warne would have been the best captain for australia too… probably true…but then did australia really loose out on warne’s captaincy abilities…no…during most of warne’s tenure in the aussie team, they were dominating the world….ofcourse Warne and Mcgrath were the leading aussie players to bring them to the No.1 position…

    coming back to IPL, i still feel that mumbai indians would have been a better semifinalist than chennai superkings…not because of tendulkar but because of players like Jayasuriya and Pollock who have done really well to bring back their team into contention from early failures….they were definitely as unlucky as chennai super kings luckiness..

    rajasthan royals seem to be the team that deserves to win the IPL…what do u say?

  95. I see some discussions about the grounds being short…but then people you cannot expect bigger grounds in a country that is so densely populated and with badly planned cities, towns and villages…the situation is so bad that even if they find a tree on the street someone will try to cut it, sell it for money and probably would also advertise the space for sale in the Indian newspapers…and 9 out of 10 such guys would be related to a politician….the Indian politicians are ruining the country and inflation is badly hurting the country…

    The country is finding it difficult to overcome the petrol price crisis while the politicians dominated BCCI is finding the money to sponsor cricketers for such big money….BCCI is getting richer making the innocent indian cricket lover poorer…

    Can you aussies tell me what can be done when the country’s finance minister (PC) runs the ministry like a business with wealth optimisation being the objective (ofcourse the shareholders here are in the Indian politicians…that I think will be easy for you to guess)?
    Probably he is so influenced by American democracy and he is finding it difficult to understand the difference between a government and a corporate setup ?

  96. Ask yourself why sport was invented. Why do we play sport? For pure enjoyment and entertainment… So if the IPL is giving us good entertainment then I have nothing to worry about.

    If you are on of the foreigners who think that India is wasting so much money on cricket, i’d have to half agree with you on that one. The rich buggers who are making more profit might find it in their puny hearts to donate SOME of the money that they get to charity. Also, cricket is almost India’s second religion, No offense but how much money do you people spend on Christianity? I know people are going to hate me for that comment and say, ‘How much do you spend on Hinduism?’. But the fact is… Life’s tough, deal with it if you don’t like it.

    Thanks for reading this… Or skimming through this and people who are reading this sentence and haven’t read the rest read the whole thing before you comment on stuff… Reading doesn’t do any harm to you… But thats another story… By the way, buy a mac, they are so much easier to type with… I cant believe i wrote all this on one stupid comment… But any way… I’ll just shut up now…

  97. I can’t wait to the final tonight. But the problem with the IPL is that you play all these minor round matches and then you come to the finals. You have 14 minor round matches but in Punjabs case, they played superbly for 14 matches but for 1 match they had an off day and it was tournament over. So what I am trying to say is that the semi-finals should be either at a home ground or say a best of 3 and 1 match for the final.

  98. @suresh, Punjab was comprehensively beaten by chennai super kings…not once but thrice…it is not just one off day…CSK were dominating them in the tournament…

  99. Rajasthan Royals won the tournament and they deserve the victory, though it was close…hmm…I knew that this team will do it…congrats to warne…and you should have seen him in the last over…he was as serious as though he was in the last over of an world cup final, playing for australia…

  100. @d2a…i am also a cricket and sport lover…

    I am not talking religion but only about how indian politicians are ruining the country by poking their into into everything…whether it be BCCI or cricket….BCCI is making money… but do you know, how much is it spent back on cricket or sports in general…and how much goes into the pockets of politicians? no wonder these politicians want to get into BCCI and manage its coffers…it is better you do that…

  101. I am about to go to India and I have been asked to explain the impact of Australia’s involvement in the recent Indian Premier League? I am not really close enough to the IPL to know. Any ideas?

  102. hello i was just wondering now with the ipl in south afirca what time will the matches be on tv in australia?

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