BCCI is all set to plan for the IPL’s 7th season in 2014 as the IPL fans and viewers are really excited for the new action to happen in IPL 7. Fans are expecting some new teams in IPL 7. Kochi tuskers Kerala was introduced in the fourth season but it dropped in the 6th season. Sunrisers Hyderabad replaced Deccan chargers. The viewers are expecting Uttar Pradesh team in 2014, so it will be interesting to see if Uttar Pradesh will make its way in the IPL season 7.
Indian premier league has become very much popular worldwide. IPL has made wider appeal in India making low importance to the test matches. Rajeev shukla the chairman of IPL recently announced that the IPL 7 players will be auctioned in Indian currency which will be quite interesting to see for the viewers as well as for the franchisees.
[highlight]PEPSI become the title sponsor of IPL 6 which paid double the amount than which was paid by DLF earlier. The contract of PEPSI will be till 2017[/highlight].
Talking about the teams there were 9 teams in IPL 6 as the 10th team Kochi tuskers were replaced from the tournament, but if a 10th team will be included in the IPL 7 then BCCI will divide two groups in five teams each and a total of 74 matches will be played. It will be interesting to see if a 10th team will make its place in the seventh season of IPL.
Set max is the official broadcaster of the IPL but it is expected that Sony six might replace Sony max but Sony max still doesn’t have a complete sport channel in its portfolio. Set max which is doubling up as the sport and entertainment channel.
In the overseas participation Bangladesh players were not allowed by the Bangladesh cricket board. The Pakistani players were being ignored for the last five years. It will be interesting to see if the Pakistani players will be allowed this time seeing some players who can improve the game like Shoaib akhtar, Shoaib malik, Shahid afridi etc. they can make IPL more interesting to watch.
This time the opening ceremony might be even bigger. Last time in IPL 6 American rapper pitbull, Indian film stars Shahrukh, Katrina kaif, Deepika Padukone performed in the event.Well IPL has been a controversial topic from its beginning. From the dismal of lalit modi to spot fixing. This time also no need to say IPL 7 will also be full of surprises.