IPL 8 schedule is out now . IPL 8 is still months ahead but the BCCI working committee has released the duration of the IPL 8. IPL 8 will start in April because ICC Cricket World Cup will be played in February and March. IPL 8 will start on April 8 and the franchises will get 11 days time for the preparation of the mega event after the end of the World Cup. The final of IPL 8 will be played on 24th May 2015.
The decision was taken by the IPL Governing Council. Also, a member of the IPL Governing Council said that the franchises have demanded for a compensation of the loss they suffered because of a phase of IPL 7 being played at UAE. The full schedule of IPL 8 will be released soon.
The Council is yet to speak over the participation of Pakistan players and it seems that even IPL won’t see Pakistan players in it.
This comes in contrast with what the BCCI Workign Committee decided for West Indies team, with no more bilateral series to be played between the 2 teams. The other major decision was allowing the West Indies players to participate in the event.
Twitter Reactions of the event..
BCCI to happily welcome W.Indies into the IPL. BCCI choosing players over the WICB.
— Chinaman (@shashiagarwal82) October 21, 2014
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) October 21, 2014
Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Ranjib Biswal has said that the West Indies players will be playing in Season 8 of the cash-rich league
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) October 21, 2014