IPL 2023: Five Reasons Why IPL Season 16 is Set to Be a Spectacular Hit in 2023: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the biggest and most popular Twenty20 cricket leagues in the world. After a successful 15 seasons, the IPL is all set to return in 2023 with its 16th edition. Cricket fans around the world are eagerly waiting for IPL season 16 to begin, and the hype is real for one of the biggest cricket festivals of India.
The first match of IPL season 16 is to be played between defending champions Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium on March 31st, 2023.
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IPL returns to pan-India hosting
The last 3 seasons of IPL suffered massive setbacks due to the covid-19 pandemic with two of the seasons held in UAE and the last one was restricted to Mumbai. This was upsetting for fans as they couldn’t attend the matches and watch their favourite players battle for victory. The sponsors also suffered losses due to the pandemic restrictions.
But this time, the excitement is through the roof for both fans and sponsors alike because IPL season 16 will be played all across the country with no location barriers. Footfall is expected to increase which is a good news for sponsors and franchises also.
No more streaming IPL on Disney+ Hotstar
Disney+ hotstar has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue for IPL streaming since the beginning. But things have changed for this season of IPL. Even though Star Sports will telecast on TV, those who want to watch the IPL live stream will have to go to JioCinema. Viewers don’t have to pay a subscription fee even for the high quality 4k view.
The Impact Player
The Impact Player position was created specifically so that a team’s bench may field a player to make an immediate impact on the game. An impact player is a player selected from a pool of available substitutes by both teams before the game begins. As long as there are less than four international players in the starting Eleven, an Indian player is the only option for an impact player. Each team may use four substitutions throughout the game, but only one can be used as an impact player. This new regulation is all set to boost the excitement of the competition by making the games more challenging.
Live broadcasts will feature footage from multiple cameras.
Viewers can watch multiple streams of matches from a variety of angles, all in 4K resolution. Furthermore, you can dynamically select the camera angle you wish to focus on while still seeing other video streams.
Tweak in groupings
There will be a little change in format for the 2022 Indian Premier League, with 10 teams being split into five teams in each group. The BCCI has announced that the Mumbai Indians, KKR, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, and Lucknow Supergiants would play in Group A.
Group B will consist of the Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Punjab Kings, and Gujarat Titans. Each team in Group A will face each team in Group B twice. Moreover, they will face each of the other four teams in their group once.
The craze for this year’s IPL is on another level and it will be a treat for all cricket watchers across the country. The return of the fans is expected to create a vibrant atmosphere and make the games more exciting.
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