So, keeping the first sentence a straight forward one, I must say that IPL is now moving overseas not just by organizing its one or two matches in foreign, (as decided by the chairman of BCCI (Mr. Anurag Thakur)) but by organizing the whole tournament on the foreign ground may it be the USA or UAE, though not committed still in the two meetings held by IPL governing bodies, there are many options available as is clear by last season of IPL, many countries host IPL, so BCCI will be undertaking many criterion like time zones, various available suitable market, best partnering country and dome other criterion like whether the location will be suitable for other coming seasons of the game, because of which BCCI is going to have a keen eye from IPL fans for its decision on the so called “overseas IPL”.
“In the month of September, the BCCI is willing to host a mini IPL or IPL overseas,” as quoted by Mr.Thakur at the end of the board’s working committee meeting in Dharamsala on Friday. “It is going to be a shorter format, not home and lesser number of matches, may it extend from a week or two”. He was clear from his statements that board is yet to decide about the format, the venues, the participating teams and even the dates (the tentative dates seem to lie in September.
As the Champions trophy which was scrapped off last year, the time slot for that particular period was free, so by introducing this version of the game, BCCI also seems to fill that time. Considering this just as a time filling game or a money earning tournament for BCCI will be a glitch because the main motive seems to let the domestic players face the foreign grounds and to give them a chance to get a taste of the foreign grounds, however this is possible only when the Performa of the game is changed a slightly different by introducing more domestic players in each team.
Mini IPL 2017 Participating teams
Considering it just as a substitute for the Champions trophy, it is presumed by the experts of the game that, as the game will be spanned for a two week period, so top 4 teams of last IPL season were to participate in the first season of the game. Following are the IPL teams which participated in IPL 2017.
- Mumbai Indians
- Delhi Daredevils
- Kings XI Punjab
- Kolkata Knight riders
- Royal Challengers Bengaluru
- Gujrat Lions
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Rising Pune Super Giants
Mumbai Indians are the reigning champion of the IPL trophy; hence it’s very clear that they will be in the mini IPL. As believed by the sources top 4 teams were decided to play in this shorter version of the game. So along with Mumbai Indians, RPSG and KKR are also assumed to play the game. However in the recent board meeting it has been made very clear that the game will consist of all the 8 teams of IPL and it will extend to a period of 2 to 3 weeks with some league matches and knockout stage.
It will indeed be a successful experiment done by BCCI to hold all the matches in foreign soil, it will be giving a huge opportunity to the domestic players, who are in search of a game in which they can show up their talent.
Mini IPL Venue
Yet to be decided by BCCI, but the tentative venues seem to be in UAE.
Mini IPL Schedule
Though, the exact schedule of mini IPL is not yet declared but then will be updated as soon as it is done officially, you can also check that out here.
Mini IPL Broadcast
Sony is the official partner of broadcasting IPL matches, though HOTSTAR may also do its separate broadcast.
Mini IPL Tickets
Tickets of mini IPL 2017 will be available on the official website of IPL, as soon as the game is announced, so keep on checking about any further details of mini IPL they will be provided right here on khelhunger.com
Mini IPL 2017 Format
As original version of IPL is a T20 one hence, it is expected that mini IPL will also have the games in T20 format itself.
So, if u have already picked your favorite team, then cheer up for them but if you have not done so, then you are missing a lot of fun, IPL is that fun in INDIA which increased its popularity by leap and by bounds, so from this year, people will have this fun twice, that a more fascinating thing.