Nonstop action lasting just three hours. A cacophony of pop tunes. Cheerleaders. A blur of color. Film stars in the house. Glitz. Glamour.
It all feels very much like being at a sports game in the U.S, where a continual whirlwind of entertainment is at the core of the fan experience. A gaudy player auction, one of its headlining staples, has a twist on drafts and trades that are intrinsic in U.S. sports.
Welcome to the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The world’s premier Twenty20 competition stops the cricket-crazy nation for seven weeks annually. Since starting in 2008, the lucrative IPL has turned the staid sport on its head. Being innately British – conjuring stereotypical connotations of spectators picnicking in lush greenery – cricket long pushed back against the type of manufactured entertainment that underpins sports in the U.S.
In a throwback to a bygone era, being at longform matches – which can last a duration of a work week but are often poorly attended – is a tranquil experience. When the play meanders, spectators will sometimes read a book. Or even doze off. It’s a sporting event where you can socialize – conversations can be had while casually watching. Some indulge in drinking too much alcohol – for a section of fans, that’s their primary reason for attending the cricket.
The sleeker IPL is different. And much louder. Crowds skew younger. It is frenzied entertainment both on-and-off the field. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Twenty20 leagues are seen as instrumental in developing cricket beyond the heartland and the IPL has been mimicked by nearly every major cricket nation.
IPL Facts & Figures
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India usually contested between March and May of every year by eight teams representing eight different cities or states in India. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The IPL has an exclusive window in ICC Future Tours Programme.
The IPL is the most-attended cricket league in the world and in 2014 was ranked sixth by average attendance among all sports leagues.In 2010, the IPL became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on YouTube. The brand value of the IPL in 2019 was ₹475 billion (US$6.7 billion), according to Duff & Phelps.According to BCCI, the 2015 IPL season contributed ₹11.5 billion (US$160 million) to the GDP of the Indian economy.
There have been thirteen seasons of the IPL tournament. The current IPL title holders are the Mumbai Indians, who won the 2020 season.The venue for the 2020 season was moved due to the COVID-19 pandemic and games were played in the United Arab Emirates.
IPL 2021 :
On 30 January 2021, the BCCI confirmed that they were confident to host the tournament in India. They also said that the UAE wasn’t being considered as a backup venue. Lately, the BCCI were considering to host the tournament in a few shortlisted cities, which included Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Chennai, with Mumbai as an additional option.
On 7 March 2021, the BCCI announced the full schedule for the season. Six venues, including all the five shortlisted venues and the additional option Mumbai were scheduled to host matches. To avoid home advantage, no team is scheduled to play at their home venue. The season is scheduled to start from 9 April, with the final taking place on 30 May at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The BCCI also confirmed that the tournament would begin behind closed doors, and a call on letting spectators in would be taken at a later stage.It is also reported that two new teams would be auctioned in May 2021 at a base price of 1500 cr for the 2022 Season.
The 2021 Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 14, is scheduled to be played between 9 April to 30 May 2021 across six different venues in India. Mumbai Indians are the two times defending champions, having won both the 2019 and the 2020 seasons. After nearly two years, the IPL extravaganza will return home with Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata hosting the marquee event.
Highlights Of IPL 2021
Each team is set to play at four venues during the league stage. Out of the 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bengaluru will host 10 matches each while Ahmedabad and Delhi will host 8 matches each. One of the highlights of this edition of the VIVO IPL will be the fact that all matches will be played at neutral venues, no team will play at their home venue. All teams will play at 4 out of 6 venues during the league stage.
There will be a total of 11 double headers where 6 teams will play three afternoon matches & two teams will play two afternoon matches. The afternoon games are slated for a 3:30 PM IST start while the evening games will have a 7:30 PM IST start.
After hosting the tournament safely and successfully in the UAE last year with all safety protocols in place, the BCCI is confident of hosting the IPL at home with health and safety of players and all people involved being paramount.
The fixtures of the tournament have been mapped in a way that every team will travel only three times during the league stage, thus reducing commute and minimising risk. The VIVO IPL this year at home will be played behind closed doors to begin with and a call on allowing spectators will be taken at a later stage of the tournament.
Teams – Captains – Coaches
1.Punjab Kings Captain- KL Rahul- Anil Kumble
2.Delhi Capitals Captain – Rishabh Pant – Ricky Ponting
3.Kolkata Knight Riders- Eoin Morgan- Brendon McCullum
4.Chennai Super Kings- M S Dhoni- Stephen Fleming
5.Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma- Mahela Jayawardene
6.Rajasthan Royals – Sanju Samson- Kumar Sangakkara
7.Royal Challengers Bangalore- Virat Kohli-Simon Katich
8.Sunrise Hyderabad- David Warner-VVS Laxman
IPL Astrology Prediction 2021, by Sports Astrologer Hirav Shah
Noted Sports Astrologer, Adviser and Strategist Hirav Shah Says- This year is bringing a great opportunity for all the teams and the players. Each team of IPL is standing one step forward than the other one, so no team can be considered weak.
Planets Responsible For Winning IPL 2021
Mars is the main planet which inspires sportsmanship. When Mars is in exaltation, it shows that the person has good resistance ability and can win over his rivals.
Actually, physical fitness and stamina are both required for a successful win and this is possible only through the strong placement of Mars. Mars makes the captain more diligent, as well as when Mars is placed in the favourable house or in his own house, it makes the captain very strong and determined.
It is the planet of intellect. The strong Mercury in the birth chart will enhance the analytical abilities of the captain.
A strong Sun in the horoscope will give a strong body and physical strength to the captain and his team.
It gives a sense of victory in the game. The role of Rahu is very important for success in sports especially in the present era where a lot of glamour, fame and respect is involved with the sportsman. The positive attitude is necessary for the victory which comes from the favourable placement of Rahu in the horoscope.
The mental strength and stability of the captain and the coach are analyzed on the position of the moon in the horoscope. The Moon is the significator of mind. Exalted Moon will provide success in IPL.
Saturn will definitely help the captain and his team in winning over all other teams.
IPL Astrology 2021
League Name- Indian Premier League
Master Mind- Lalit Modi
First Edition- 2008
IPL Season- 14th
Total teams- 8
Current Champion- Mumbai Indians
Runner Ups -Chennai Super Kings
Most Successful – Mumbai Indians( 4 titles) & Chennai Super Kings( 3 titles)
IPL Astrology 2021 : “Non Champion team (after 2015), has more chances to become the winner of IPL 14,” predicts Sports Astrologer and Business Astro Strategist Hirav Shah.
It means there are very less chances for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad to become champions of IPL 2021.
This prediction is not for gambling.
To get success you need Hard Work, Smart work, Talent and capabilities, Mindset, Strategies, Execution, Consistency and ofcourse Luck. So its alarming for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. They need to work more on above verticals in a better way to make more impact in IPL 2021.
Cricket’s Favourite Strategist, Astrologer and Adviser, Hirav Shah is a name to reckon..
Reason being his Astrological Predictions, Astro-Based analysis and solutions, which he brings to the table.
Actually, not just IPL or Cricket.
But, any other sport.
Hirav Shah is India’s top sports astrologer, he can help give your team a winning strategy to come out on top of the competition. Consult him for your sports strategy and marketing needs and get a clear vision of the road ahead for your team.
Good Luck IPL 2021 and all the teams.