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by Simon Austin (U1645949) 15 April 2008
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The hype and speculation about the Indian Premier League will end and the action will begin on Friday in Bangalore.

Rahul Dravid's Bangalore Royal Challengers take on Sourav Gangulay's Kolkata Knight Riders to kick off the inaugural IPL.

The competition's co-founder, IS Bindra, told BBC Sport that the IPL had already created a "global stir" and been a big marketing success.

But he admitted that he was apprehensively waiting to see how many spectators attended the matches before saying whether the competition was truly a success.

Let us know your thoughts and predictions about the IPL...

Are you excited about the competition and will you watch the games live?

Will it be a big success?

Which players do you expect to excel?

And who do you tip to triumph when the final is played in Mumbai on 1 June?

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posted Apr 20, 2008

Another nail in the coffin of Cricket.If they can reduce the game to about 2 hours ( 1 hour of advertising ) then guess who will want to join,
Maybe Surrey could play the winners--surrey play at the Oval and the Indians at Bangalore.They could use computer graphics and robot umpire just to add to the entertaiment.

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posted Apr 20, 2008

Most definitly! Hyderabad Deccan Chargers are going to be 'the team' to reckon with.

Although they lost narrowly against the Knights, I like their overall approach to the game and to a very difficult and trying conditions at Eden Gardens.

Most definitly my kind of team!:-D

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comment by walgert (U6926229)

posted Apr 20, 2008

yep the Knightriders are my team too, cunning little troppers and I think they have already jelled as a team. quite frankly, IPL is here to stay, give the fans what the want, the players good rewards and last but not least..cultures come together.
was just wondering last nite: players can play without sledging, what a relief!!!

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posted Apr 21, 2008

Bangalore till I die

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comment by Mark (U1708975)

posted Apr 21, 2008

I'm with NeutralGlover. This is all very well but are the BBC going to feature easy access to the scores etc? I've seen a lot of waffle but have to refer to Cricinfo for the nuts and bolts.

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posted Apr 22, 2008

One other big reason, apart from the fanatic Indians, why this format will last is because young females from all cricketing nations just love it. Tailor-made occasion to dress up and and preen before a world audience. <laugh>

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posted Apr 22, 2008

comment by Follicle (U5946007)
posted Yesterday

Another nail in the coffin of Cricket.If they can reduce the game to about 2 hours ( 1 hour of advertising ) then guess who will want to join,
Maybe Surrey could play the winners--surrey play at the Oval and the Indians at Bangalore.They could use computer graphics and robot umpire just to add to the entertaiment.
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Sour Grapes ?

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posted Apr 22, 2008

The fact that ICC are not introducing more and more of T20 this will continue to be exclusive and great both for players,officials ie umpires,commentators and fans.
Saying this is a nail in the coffin of cricket is a deploreable stand about something which is going to make players much better off and create so many extra jobs all over. why not look at this as half full instead of half empty.

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comment by walgert (U6926229)

posted Apr 22, 2008

willp. KP is dying to get his bat working for the IPL. oh yes he would if he could, but can't!!

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posted Apr 11, 2009

well well.. for me .. this year IPL is gona less intresting.. less charming.. cause no pakistani player playing in there.. u ll see.. they all will miss pakistani players.. cauz they r very good.. anyway good luck indians..

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