Indian Premier League 2018 also known as IPL 11, is the eleventh edition of the series. IPL, the most prestigious Cricket tournament in India is reputable for bringing out the best of young talent from the Domestic Indian cricket to the international pedestal. Young cricketers who shine in this tournament grabs the attention of media, selectors and every cricket fanatic in the world which gives them a shot at playing for the Indian team in international cricket.IPL which has earned a considerable place in the international cricket tournaments is also known as a cash-rich sports league. It is ranked sixth in the international sports leagues and contributes a significant amount to the GDP of India.
The series has completed 10 successful seasons so far and 2018 marks the eleventh of its editions. The sponsorship rights of IPL 2018 have been bagged by Vivo and so, this year the tournament is known as Vivo IPL 2018.
The 2018 series also marks the return of two IPL teams that have been banned from IPL in 2015. Chennai Super Kings owned by India cements and Rajasthan Royals owned by Emerging Media are entering IPL after two years. The Chennai Super Kings team has always been captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rajasthan Royals is led by Ajinkya Rahane this year.
This exciting cricket tournament starts on April 7th, 2018, and will continue till 27th May 2018, with 60 matches between 8 teams being played in 9 venues all over India. The eight participating teams are Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma, Sunrisers Hyderabad led by Kane Williamson, Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Virat Kohli, Kolkata Knight Riders led by Dinesh Karthik, Rajasthan Royals led by Ajinkya Rahane, Delhi Daredevils led by Gautam Gambhir, Kings XI Punjab led by Ravichandran Ashwin, and Chennai Super Kings led by MS Dhoni.
All the matches of IPL are broadcast on all the major channels around the world. In regions like Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Continental Europe, South East Asia, and South America, the official digital rights to broadcast the IPL matches are bagged by YuppTV, a leading South Asian Content Provider. People living in these regions can watch IPL 2018 live for free on YuppTV by subscribing to a yearly package on YuppTV or by buying the cricket package alone.
YuppTV has a high-performance App which can be installed in Smart Televisions, Smartphones, and Tablets. This facilitates the people to watch the IPL matches on Smartphones and Mobiles at their own convenience from any place they wish.