Updated: 24 August 2023
IPL 2024: Schedule, Venue, Auction, Teams, Captains And Broadcast Details. IPL 2024: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most famous cricket leagues in the world, and following the completion of the 16th season, supporters are looking forward to the start of the 2024 season.
IPL will enter its 17th season in 2024. The competition is planned to begin in March or April 2024 and last around two months. There are no definitive dates for the IPL 2024 season, while the schedule for the IPL 2023 season was just revealed in February, ahead of the March 31 opening match. However, it is projected to commence at the end of March 2024 and last around two months.
IPL 2024 Schedule, Dates & Venues (Predicted)
IPL 2023 commenced from 31 March to 29 May, but BCCI may face hurdles to organize the 17th season of the IPL due to the T20 World Cup 2024 and Loksabha elections. According to ESPNcricinfo World Cup 2024 is likely to be held from 4 June to 30 June in the USA and West Indies. Loksabha elections 2024 will be held in May-June. There is a very small room for BCCI to conduct IPL 2024.
In such conditions, the board has two options either they will shorten the tournament’s duration or they may opt for other countries like UAE, South Africa.
IPL 2024 Mini Auction and Format
The date of the IPL 2024 auction has not yet been set, although previous seasons can be used as a guide. The IPL 2023 auction was held in Bangalore on December 16, 2022, little over three months before the competition began. As a result, the IPL 2024 auction may take place at the end of 2023.
Each IPL franchise is given a budget of Rs 90 crore to put together the strongest squad possible from across the world, including capped and uncapped Indian players as well as international players. Teams are not required to spend the whole Rs 90 crore, but rules require that at least 75% (Rs 60 crore) be given to players. The top five players may account for 30-40% of a franchise’s spending.
The number of players advertised at an IPL auction is not limited, and the number varies from year to year. The amount of players mentioned is determined by who registers up, as long as the players are approved by their respective countries/boards. These players may represent a capped, uncapped, or associate cricket nation from another country. It doesn’t really matter where players fall and whatever group they fall into.
However, an IPL teams may only include a maximum of eight foreign players, with only four allowed to play at the playing 11.
IPL 2024 Teams Their Captain And Home grounds
Gujarat Titans (GT)
Gujarat Titans is one of the newest teams and a former champion. It is now led by Hardik Pandya. Gujarat won the championship in its inaugural season in 2022. This team’s home stadium is the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Chennai Super Kings is the defending champion and one of the most successful IPL franchises, having won five titles. CSK beat GT in IPL 2023 final in thrilling last over and won fifth IPL trophy. It has been led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni since its start, however, it is unclear if MS Dhoni will participate in the upcoming IPL. Ruturaj Gaikwad or Ravindra Jadeja might be the future captain. Its home stadium is Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Mumbai Indians (MI)
With 5 championships, Mumbai Indians is one of the most successful IPL teams. Rohit Sharma has been the captain of the Mumbai Indians since 2013, and the team has won all five titles during his tenure. However, Rohit might step down as captain of the team next season since he is also an Indian cricket team captain his workload is excessive. Surya Kumar Yadav or Ishan Kishan might head the team in that situation. MI’s home stadium is Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Kolkata Knight Riders are well known for their glamour, entertainment and two championships. Except from 2011 to 2016, when Gautam Gambhir led the squad, this team never had a consistent captain. This season, Shreyash Iyer was slated to lead the squad, but he was injured, thus Nitesh Rana took over as temporary captain; Iyer may return to head the team in 2024. Eden Garden is its home ground.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
RCB is one of the most well-known IPL teams, owing to the presence of the world’s finest batsman, Virat Kohli. Banaglore may not have won the Trophy, but they never fail to amuse. RCB was once headed by Indian giants such as Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble.
Virat Kohli was appointed captain of the RCB in 2013, and he continued to do so until 2021. After Virat stepped down, Faf Duplesis was named team captain. Faf will captain the squad again in 2024. Its home stadium is Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the IPL in 2016 under David Warner’s leadership. SRH has always been a powerful team, but owing to the lack of a stable leader, they have struggled to win. South African Aiden Markram captained the team this year and may do so again next year. Its home stadium is the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad.
Punjab Kings (PBKS)
Punjab Kings has been a part of the IPL since its inception. Originally known as Kings 11 Punjab, they changed their name to Punjab Kings in 2020. Even though they never won, they were always entertaining. Shikhar Dhawan captained the squad this year and may do so again next year. Their home stadiums are at Mohali and Dharamshala.
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
RR is the inaugural IPL champion, having won the game in 2008 under the leadership of Australian star late Shane Warne. They haven’t won since, although they were a finalist in the IPL 2022 and performed admirably this year. Sanju Samson has brought new enthusiasm to the team after being named captain. Under the captaincy of Sanju Samson, RR may win the IPL in 2024. Its home grounds are the Sawai Madhosingh Stadium in Jaipur and the Assam Cricket Stadium.
Delhi Capitals (DC)
The Delhi Capitals, formerly known as the Delhi Daredevils, have been a member of the IPL from its establishment. They are also among the teams that have never won the IPL Trophy. However, DC were a finalist in the IPL 2020, captained by Shreyas Iyer.
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
Lucknow Super Giants is another new team that will debut in 2022. LSG played admirably in both IPLs, qualifying for the Playoffs in both 2022 and 2023. KL Rahul commanded the team in 2022 and half of 2023, however he was injured halfway through this IPL, and Krunal Pandya captained the team for the remainder of the competition. KL Rahul will also captain the squad in the IPL in 2024. Its home stadium is Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium.
IPL 2024 Broadcasting Rights
The Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights are held by Star India, Viacom18, and Times Internet for a five-year term from 2023 to 2027. Star India got the television rights with an offer of Rs 23,575 crore, while Viacom 18 secured the internet rights with a bid of Rs 23,758 crore.
The IPL’s media rights for the 2023-2027 cycle were distributed through an e-auction in four packages. Package A was given to Star India for television rights. As part of Package B, Viacom 18 was given digital rights for the Indian subcontinent.
Package C provided digital rights to a select set of matches, including the opening game, final game, three play-offs, and weekend double headers – a total of 18-20 of the greatest matches from each edition for the following five years. The offer was won by Viacom.
Package D included the IPL’s international media rights for the next five years. As a result, we may watch IPL matches on Starsports on TV, but to watch them digitally, we must switch to Jio Cinema or Voot.