IPL 2023
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IPL 2023: Start Date, Teams Captain, Broadcasting Rights, Live Streaming, And All You Need To Know. Now the stage is all set for the mega cricketing event IPL 2023. The 16th season of the IPL will be called TATA IPL 2023. A total of 74 matches will take place this season. IPL usually starts in April, it is being said that this year there will be an anomaly in the starting date and the tournament will start near the end of March.

This implies that the BCCI has decided to complete the IPL 2023 by May 2023. Considering the ICC WTC Final will take place in June and the 2023 ODI World Cup will start in October, and the board would want the Indian players to be fully free ahead of it. 

Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Lucknow Super Giants are the 10 teams competing in IPL 2023. All 10 teams will be divided into two groups.

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TATA IPL 2023 Start Date

According to several reports, IPL 2023 will commence right after the conclusion of Women’s IPL 2023. The WPL 2023 final will take place on 26th March and the Australia tour of India’s last ODI will be played on 22nd March. So fans can expect IPL 2023 to start near the 30th or 31st of march. In that case, the tournament might finish in May 2023 at most.

However, BCCI has not made any announcements regarding the same as of yet and we expect a notice from them soon.

IPL 2023 Mini Auction Details

The mini-auction for IPL 2023 took place on December 16 at Kochi. The 2023 IPL mini-auction was an event worth remembering. Among the many players that went under the hammer, 80 players were sold. The ten franchises spent a whopping sum of Rs 1,67,00,00,000 in total.

English all-rounder Sam Curran became the highest earner in the history of IPL auctions by bagging an amount of 18.5 Crores from Punjab Kings. Cameron Green and Ben Stokes got big bucks too. Mumbai Indians bought Green for 17.50 Crores while Chennai Super Kings bought Ben Stokes for 16.25 Crores. 

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Almost all of the franchises have been able to build a squad of their liking and they all the very strong squads this year. Thus, we can dare to expect very intense competition for the IPL 2023 title. 

IPL 2023: Captains List 

The following table contains the names of all teams that will participate in the IPL 2023 along with the names of their respective captains. 

Team NameCaptain
Chennai Super KingsMahendra Singh Dhoni
Mumbai IndiansRohit Sharma
Kolkata Knight RidersShreyas Iyer
Royal Challengers BangaloreFaf du Plessis
Gujarat TitansHardik Pandya
Lucknow Super GiantsKL Rahul
Rajasthan RoyalsSanju Samson
Punjab KingsShikhar Dhawan
Sunrisers HyderabadTBD
Delhi CapitalsTBD

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IPL 2023: Broadcasting Rights & Live Streaming

Viacom18 won the digital rights of the IPL (2023-27) for 23,758 crores, while Disney Star retained the TV rights for 23,575 crores. Thus, viewers will be able to watch IPL 2023 on the Star Sports network (on TV) and they will also be able to watch the matches live on JioTV app for free (online).

Outside of India IPL 2023 will be broadcast on Viacom 18 and Times Internet.