IPL 2010 official Thread

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by esoj, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. esoj

    esoj Guest

    well I thought I would start this thread for 2 reasons. 1. the IPL auction just happened 2. it has just been announced that all the games will be broadcast live on youtube.

    The IPL auction was interesting a lot of teams went to boost their bowling lineups with the likes of lou vincent brad haddin Shahid Afridi all missing out and all well known for being big hitters that would suit 20/20 quite nicely. there was some big interest in the bowlers though bond went for some big money to the knight riders and Kemar Roach went for $720 k. some of the kiwis and aussies were probably overlooked as they wouldn't be available for the whole tournament but it still is a bit strange the likes of vincent and haddin didn't get picked up.

    it was just announced today that all the games will be broadcast live on youtube. this is believed to be the first for a sporting event and not doubt some big money must be involved. this does mean though that everyone in the world will be able to watch the games and see some of the big names of world cricket fight it out against one another.


    he Indian Premier League is entering the new world of online, live broadcasts.

    Organisers have just signed a deal with YouTube, becoming the first sports event broadcast live on the internet in every country.

    Cricket fans will not only have a dedicated channel, but they will be able to choose their own camera position.

    IPL comissioner Lalit Modi is clearly excited, saying the March competition will forever change the world of sports broadcasting.
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  3. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    well the most controversial aspect is that fact that none of the Pakistanis were picked up because the franchises knew the government wouldn't issue them with a visa, especially when you consider the impact that Gul and Afridi especially had in the World Twenty20.

    The youtube news is interesting, will certainly see the broadcasters looking for a cut deal as well, I hear that ESPN are interested in the UK rights.
  4. silva024

    silva024 Guest

    i like watch ipl cricket,my first cricket games are the ipl games.i watch on the youtube channel in Brazil because don't show cricket game,only special matter on tv,not sport a know here,so foreigner and adventurers brazilians playing cricket.i wnat but i don't know where i can play. :)
  5. bates

    bates Guest

    IPL games are cool to watch, but I still prefer T20 international games like the WC.
  6. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    Wow my team the Kolkata Knight Riders are self imploding this season!
  7. I noticed this earlier today:
    Highest paying sports leagues (average weekly salary per starting player)
    1- NBA (basketball) - £50,847
    2- IPL (cricket) - £48,243
    3- MLB (baseball) - £35,147
    4- Premier League - £28,230
    5- NFL (American football) - £22,506

    It's absolutely incredible that a league in only it's third year is paying such massive wages, especially when the 20/20 concept is so new.
  8. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    That is quiet something, but seeing as squads are smaller then with a budget of $5million then its not that to much expected.
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