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IPL 10 to start from 5 April 2017

11 Nov 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
2017 Indian Premier League

The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League will kick off from 5 April 2017; the finals will be played on 21 May. Both the matches will be played in Hyderabad.

The IPL governing body announced the schedule and also said that they are not violating any directives given by the Lodha Panel or Supreme Court of India.

In context: 2017 Indian Premier League

AboutIndian Premier League

Indian Premier League is an Indian T20 cricket league which takes place annually.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) founded the IPL in 2007 and the first edition of the tournament was held in 2008.

At present, eight teams participate in the IPL. Sunrisers Hyderabad are the champions of the 2016 edition which took place in April-May 2016.

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BCCI halted the issuance of media rights for the IPL as they were unable to get a go-ahead from the Justice RM Lodha committee.

The BCCI was supposed to open tenders on 25 October 2016, but is awaiting approval from the committee.

The committee asked the BCCI to comply with the Supreme Court order and issue a letter stating the same.

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