IPL 2022 is now moving towards its end. A total of 66 matches have been played in this league so far. Its 70th and last match will be played on Sunday. Then the playoff matches will start next week.
Meanwhile, BCCI has made a big announcement regarding IPL 2023. What is that big announcement, let’s know about it.
BCCI Took A Big Decision Regarding IPL 2023
Actually, BCCI has made a big change in the timing of matches to be held in IPL 2023. Till now you used to watch day matches at 3.30 pm and night matches at 7.30 pm but now you will not be able to watch IPL next year at these times. BCCI has made a big change in the timing of the match.
According to the Cricbuzz report, BCCI has informed the broadcaster that in IPL 2023, the double-header day match will start from 4 pm while the night matches will start from 8 pm.
Along with this, the BCCI has also confirmed that the number of doubleheader matches will be reduced. The board gave this information while addressing the interested parties to buy the IPL broadcasting rights.
Earlier Matches Were Played At The Same Time
It is worth noting that this is not the first time that the matches will start from 4 and 8 pm. Earlier, all IPL matches were played on this timing. In the 10 years since the inception of IPL, matches used to start at 4 pm and 8 pm and this went on till Star Sports bought the broadcast rights.
After acquiring the rights to broadcast, Star Sports itself had demanded to change the BCCI, after which the timing of the matches was changed. In the year 2018, Star Sports bought the broadcast rights for a period of five years.
Bidding Will Be Held To Buy Broadcast Rights
Let us tell you that the 5-year period of Star Sports will also end as soon as IPL 2022 ends, after which there will be an auction for broadcasting rights for the next 5 years on 12 June 2022, which will be organized by BCCI. Is.
More than half a dozen companies have procured the bidding documents for bidding. Star India, Viacom 18, Amazon, Zee, Dream XI, South Africa’s Supersports Channel Group, and UK’s Sky Sports are on the list to buy the broadcasting rights. Also, Google has shown interest in buying IPL broadcasting rights. Now it has to be seen who wins here?