The IPL is back in big-hitting action as some of the world's biggest cricket stars flock to India. Mumbai Indians were the 2017 champions and Rohit Sharma and co will be looking for a fourth title this year. But the unique strategic timeout is a rule that may have cricket fans outside of India a little perplexed.What is a strategic timeout? A strategic timeout is similar in concept to timeouts in basketball. That is to say, they are called by IPL teams mid-game in order to reformulate strategy. Strategic timeouts were initially launched in 2009 and lasted seven and a half minutes, but the long break proved unpopular and they were shortened to two and a half minutes a year later. Even with the shorter breaks, many fans complain that strategic timeouts kill momentum by disrupting the flow of the game. But franchise owners have stated that strategic timeouts are crucial to maintain commercial revenue streams in the league. MOST READ IN SPORTBREAKING HAYE Wilder 'wiped the floor' with Haye … [Read more...] about What is a strategic timeout in IPL, how many do teams get and are they only used in the Indian Premier League?
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MUMBAI INDIANS won the Indian Premier League for the third time after a heart-stopping win over Rising Pune Supergiant in Sunday's final.Rohit Sharma's men defended their total of 129 for eight as they pulled off a one-run victory in Hyderabad.Here are all the results from the IPL 2017 tournament. For all the latest cricket news and results visit our dedicated cricket section (All times BST)May 16 3.30pm - Qualifier 1: Rising Pune Supergiant beat Mumbai Indians by 20 runsMay 17 3.30pm - Eliminator: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets (DL meth0d)May 19 3.30pm - Qualifier 2: Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wicketsMay 21 3.30pm - Final: Rising Pune Supergiant vs Mumbai Indians Apr 5 3.30pm - Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs Apr 6 3.30pm - Rising Pune Supergiant beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets Apr 7 3.30pm - Kolkata Knight Riders beat Gujarat Lions by 10 … [Read more...] about IPL final 2017: Mumbai Indians win Indian Premier League title after one-run victory against Rising Pune Supergiant
THE best domestic T20 tournament is underway with the world's best cricketers gathered in Asia for the Indian Premier League.This year marks the 10th edition of the hard-hitting, fast-paced competition in India.Here is all you need to know about the event, including how to watch it. For all the latest cricket news and results visit our dedicated cricket section When is the Indian Premier League?The 2017 IPL began on Wednesday April 5 and will run until Sunday May 21.It will be played at cricket venues all across India - not just the home cities for the eight competing teams.How many matches are there and what time do they start?There are 60 matches in total including the play-offs in May.Most of the matches begin at 8pm in India, which is 3.30pm for people in the UK.There are, though, the odd double headers with two games in a day, in which case one will be on at 11.30am BST.How can I watch?The tournament is being broadcast by Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.Sky customers can … [Read more...] about IPL 2017: What TV channel is the Indian Premier League on? When do playoffs start? When is the final?
THE Indian Premier League is the most exciting Twenty20 cricket tournament on the calendar, taking place between April and May, with Sunrisers Hyderabad the reigning champions.Some of the biggest stars in cricket – like Ben Stokes, Ishant Sharma, Eoin Morgan and Kagiso Rabada - compete, with England international Stokes playing this year for Rising Pune Supergiants.The 2017 IPL is sponsored by Vivo and will have the opening game and grand final played in Hyderabad, the home of the reigning champions.The same eight sides from 2016 are returning to play across ten venues including stadiums in Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.The teams competing are Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad.The top four teams from the league will then go into a play-off which will determine the finalists and eventual winner.The first tournament was in 2008, which was won … [Read more...] about Indian Premier League: What is the IPL, who are the big stars mixing it with Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills – and what’s the schedule?
TYMAL MILLS revealed his life changed in just seconds after his incredible £1.4million Indian Premier League price tag.Mills — the Sussex fast bowler who once feared he might die because of a chronic back problem — was yesterday signed by star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore.And England all-rounder Ben Stokes became the highest-paid overseas player in the history of the IPL when Rising Pune Supergiants coughed up £1.7m. Keep up to date with ALL the cricket newsBoth Mills and Stokes will earn more in a few weeks than Test captain Joe Root will make in 2017 for playing all three formats for England.Mills, speaking from the UAE where he is playing in the Pakistan Super League, said: “I can’t believe it. I can’t put into words what happened. I didn’t see this coming and it took a while to sink in. It’s been a crazy day.“When my turn came, I was pretty nervous. I put myself in at the lowest base price because I … [Read more...] about Tymal Mills reveals his incredible £1.4m Indian Premier League price tag changed his life in just seconds