Monday, June 27, 2022

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img



IPL 2022 final to start at 2000 hrs in Ahmedabad

Mumbai, May 19, 2022- The final of the Indian Premier League 2022, set to be held on May 29 at the Narendra Modi Stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad, will start at 2000 hrs instead of 1930 hrs due to the extra activities of a closing ceremony, before the start of the game.

It has been learned that the cultural ceremony, involving Bollywood celebrities, is scheduled to start at 1830 hrs and will run for 50 minutes. The toss will be held at 19:30 hrs and the match will start 30 minutes later.

The opening and closing ceremonies were regular features of the IPL in its first decade. But, it was discontinued under the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) regime for three years which the current dispensation followed for the first two years of its charge.

Continuing a similar process, no opening ceremony took place when IPL 2022 started on March 26 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. However, the decision to hold the closing ceremony was taken at an Apex Council meeting later. The BCCI even invited bids from reputed entities for staging the closing ceremony of IPL 2022, through a tender process.

The ongoing IPL season has now reached the business end with the league stage concluding this Sunday (May 22). The four-match play-offs are being staged in Kolkata and Ahmedabad with the former hosting the Qualifier 1 and the Eliminator on May 24 and 25 and the last two games in Ahmedabad.

Incidentally, the news of conducting the IPL final at 2000 hrs comes a day after it was reported that the BCCI’s preferred timing for starting the evening IPL matches from next year is 2000 hrs which used to be the schedule that the league followed for the first 10 years, from 2008-17.

Notably, the BCCI is set to sell the IPL media rights for the 2023-27 five-year cycle and it has informed the prospective broadcasters and interested parties that it’s preferred timing to start IPL matches from next year is 2000 hrs, a Cribuzz report said.

The board has also said it would try not to have too many doubleheaders but its choice for the start of an afternoon game is 1600 hrs pm. At present, the afternoon games start at 1530 hrs and the evening matches at 1930 hrs.

“BCCI’s preferred start times for double-headers being 4 pm and 8 pm Indian Standard Time,” the BCCI said in a communique.

In the first broadcast cycle of 10 years, the IPL matches started at 1600 hrs and 2000 hrs invariably. Only in the second cycle of five years, the starting times were advanced, at the request of Star Sports, the broadcasters, who paid a whopping Rs 16,347 crore for the media rights.  (Agency)

Subscribe to YesPunjab Telegram Channel & receive important news updates

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,371FansLike
113,900FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Understanding who lit the flames of ‘Agnipath, and why – by Kavya Dubey

It is an indescribably inspiring feeling to see a 'fauji' on the move - clad in his camouflage uniform at a railway platform with...

Prez poll: Draupadi Murmu’s nomination tactical outreach to tribals – by Sunil Trivedi

New Delhi, June 26, 2022- The nomination of Draupadi Murmu as NDA's Presidential candidate has been seen as a tactical political outreach to the...

Natural disasters need a long-term planning – by Narvijay Yadav

Some troubles catch us unprepared, while some natural disasters are well known to the state governments, central government, local administration, and common citizens also....

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Flu vax linked to 40% reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease: Study

New York, June 26, 2022- People who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40 per cent less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer's disease over the course of four years, according to a new study. Research from University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston compared the risk of Alzheimer's disease incidence between patients with and without prior...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!