YouTube to stream IPL
One can now watch the Indian Premier League (IPL) from anywhere across the globe. The league has signed an agreement with Google that will ensure the live streaming of the IPL matches on YouTube at www.youtube.com/ipl.cricket Updated: Jan 21, 2010 00:07 IST
One can now watch the Indian Premier League (IPL) from anywhere across the globe. The league has signed an agreement with Google that will ensure the live streaming of the IPL matches on YouTube at www.youtube.com/ipl.
The agreement gives exclusive online rights for IPL content for two years and both Google and IPL will jointly share revenues from sponsorships and advertising on www.youtube.com/ipl and on www.iplt20.com (the official website of IPL).
The fans can also enjoy other content like player interviews, highlights of the match, award ceremony, pitch reports et al.
“This unique initiative by IPL to partner Google Indiawill give the league a global reach on a single distribution platform. This will allow IPL fans anywhere in the world to view the action on-demand as per their convenience,” said IPL chairman Lalit Modi.
PCB to take up snub with BCCI
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has accused IPL commissioner Lalit Modi of betraying them after none of the 11 Pakistani players got a buyer in the Indian Premier League auction and said it would take up the matter with the BCCI. PCB chairman Ejaz Butt said he was very upset with what had transpired at the players auction. “I had discussions with Lalit Modi on the participation of our players this year and he had assured me they would get a chance to play in the tournament,” Butt said. “Now we don’t understand what happened because we did everything from our side including getting government clearance to allow our players to be eligible to play in the IPL,” he said.
Sum stuns Parnell
The staggering Rs 2.74 crore that Delhi Daredevils shelled out to secure the service of Wayne Parnell has left the exciting South African pacer stunned. “I never expected this — it’s a huge sum of money!” was the reaction of the 20-year-old pacer. Parnell told the Afrikaans daily Beeld that he knew the Daredevils were interested in him after his national teammate and Daredevils player AB de Villiers had told him how much David Saker, bowling coach of the IPL side, was impressed with Parnell.