The 18th Indian general elections for the Lok Sabha will occur in March, April, and May of 2024. It coincides with the start of the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024). The Indian Premier League’s 17th season will probably start on March 22. It is said that May 26th will be the date of the final. There will be ten teams competing in the 66-day competition.
Despite the Indian general elections in 2024, rumors from Cricket Next state that the full IPL 2024 season will take place in India. 2019 saw the holding of the general elections and the IPL.
The Lok Sabha elections that took place in 2009 and 2014 forced the IPL to move its base of operations. South Africa hosted the IPL 2009, and the United Arab Emirates hosted the first half of the 2014 IPL.
IPL 2024 Review
Cricket history was changed at the IPL 2024 auction, which was held in Dubai last month. Mitchell Starc, the speed sensation from Australia, took centre stage as he became the most expensive player in IPL history.
With an incredible bid of Rs24.75 crore, Kolkata Knight Riders were able to get Starc’s services. In addition to smashing all previous records, this auction witnessed an astounding 57% more spectators than before.
With great pride, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah declared that 22.8 million people watched the IPL 2024 auction. It shows how captivating the event was for a large audience. This number surpassed the audience attained in the 2022 auction. It also solidifies the IPL’s fame as one of the most viewed sports events globally.
After the dust settled from the auction, IPL franchisees quickly adjusted their teams. As teams prepare for the next season, the stage is now set for a fierce cricket match. The legendary MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, who have won five titles, are very keen to save their title.
The CEO of the Chennai Super Kings, Kasi Viswanathan, expressed hope for MS Dhoni’s comeback to the field. Viswanathan reassured supporters on Dhoni’s knee ailment, saying the former captain of India has been recovering nicely.
Dhoni has started training and is actively taking part in rehabilitation sessions. “I am sure he will be fit to play by the time the next IPL starts,” the CEO said with assurance.
IPL Amidst General Elections
The BCCI is unwavering in its words to hold the competition on Indian soil. It comes even as worries over the IPL’s closeness to the general elections grow. An insider from the BCCI explained that if a state refused to host a match for valid reasons, the location might be moved to accommodate changing needs.
“Since the general election will be held at the same time, there is no way to move the event outside of the nation. The match may be moved to a different location if any state, for any reason, declines to host it at that time”, a BCCI source told ANI.
The Women’s Premier League (WPL) is expected to hold its second season in February of this year, just before to the start of the new Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The entire first season of the WPL was played in Mumbai last year.
IPL 2024: Prithvi Shaw Likely To Return After Rehab
Reportedly, Prithvi Shaw’s comeback to Delhi Capitals has been postponed for a minimum of one month. August of last year marks the 24-year-old’s last competitive game.
In addition, he needs to play a few matches before being cleared to resume playing cricket competitively. The right-handed batter did well in his batting and fielding drills as he is still receiving rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), per the report. But how well his knee holds up will determine when he makes a return for Delhi Capitals.
According to the report, Prithvi Shaw’s comeback to action would be feasible for Delhi Capitals by IPL 2024. Before then, though, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) will determine whether the great batter would be fit for the Ranji Trophy knockout stages.
In an attempt to reboot his career, Prithvi Shaw will be itching to get back into the game and perform well for Delhi Capitals. The highly-rated batsman had poor form during the season and has only scored 106 runs in 8 IPL 2023 games. As he did score more than 200 runs in a season for the first time, it was his worst IPL show to date.
Prithvi Shaw’s national career is currently in disarray as well. It has been over a year since he last competed for Team India. His final Test match was in 2020, although he didn’t participate in any ODIs or T20Is until July 2021. He has participated in one T20I, six ODIs, and five Tests.