Lunch Table discussions have started around IPL 2012 and many of the Cricket are not liking advertisements this time - This is something I noticed from recent discussions in my office during lunch-time. Let's have a quick Photo Journey from IPL 2011 and know more about this new Cricket format, which is invented in India !!!
Before starting this Photo Journey, here is a disclaimer - I know least about this sport and all the details mentioned are based on my personal understanding of the game and things I have heard so far. Most of the photographs here are clicked with my HTC Desire Phone during IPL 2010 and 2011.
During beginning of IPL, it was extremely popular with much publicity. Slowly the charm is going down. My dad used to watch all cricket matches and many times he used to plan cricket shows at home with his friends. They used to watch cricket till early morning and I always observed them enjoying each moment. Now after first year of IPL, he hardly watches the matches. To keep the enthusiasm high, his group is divided into fan-subgroups of different IPL teams. But most of them watch only those matches in which their favorite teams are playing, which was never a case probably 5 years back.
Here is a photograph of Delhi-Daredevil fan !!!
The 2012 Indian Premier League season, which is abbreviated as IPL 5 or the IPL 2012, will be the fifth season of the Indian Premier League. IPL was established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held in M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, the home venue of the reigning champions Chennai Super Kings. The tournament will begin on 4 April and end on 27 May 2012. This season the number of teams in the league went from ten to nine with the termination of Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
More details about IPL 2012 schedule can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Indian_Premier_League
A cricket enthusiast cheering his team with a banner with demand of '6' runs... This photograph was shot in IPL 2011 and those were really very hot days in Delhi.
While searching on Google, I found the most popular news about IPL 2012 - 'Sachin Tendulkar hands over captaincy of Mumbai Indians to Harbhajan Singh' ... On reading the news, I got to know that Nita Ambani is owner of Mumbai Indians Team :) ... More details about this news can be checked at - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/ipl-2012/news/Sachin-Tendulkar-hands-over-captaincy-of-Mumbai-Indians-to-Harbhajan-Singh/articleshow/12506723.cms
Recently I also heard of the news that all tickets of Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians are already sold. Not sure how true this news is, but definitely people like me would like to watch the match for Sachin Tendulkar.
Amitabh Bachhan is in Chennai for beginning of IPL 2012 and he is recollecting his old memories associated with the City. He mentioned that Chennai is like second home for him, as he has shot many movies in this city. More details about this news and his thoughts, check out - http://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/IPL-2012-Amitabh-Bachchan-recalls-old-days/12984
Hope that all Cricket followers enjoy this season of Indian Premier League 2012.